I'm going to visit my cousin and her husband and have about four months to make something. It will be the first time I'm visiting them and I'd like to bring a crochet host gift. I'm a tad stumped. They are in their early 30s, no kids, and live in San Francisco.
The gift must:
1) Not be too personal, like clothes. I'm not sure of their sizes and for these relatives, it's a little too familiar.
2) Not include long chains (like afghans with rows that are 100+ stitches long). I lack the gene necessary to keep these even as the project progresses.
3) Be practical. Again, since I'm not ultra-close with them, I'd rather go on the safe side with something they can use.
4) Not take up too much space in the luggage. I'm flying.
Are scarves OK? Are they useful in San Fran climate-wise? Maybe a couple of throw pillows I could smush in my luggage?