Knitting is subjective, it really is. What would make the perfect gift? Or, what would be perfect just for yourself? Go ahead, be selfish.
I mainly dabble in knitting. Sure, I have all the basic skills – yarn overs, knitting, purling, through back loops and even know a few ways to increase stitches, and decrease of course, but I am still learning. Somethings still intimidate me, cables and multiple colors, but that is something I will have to try and conquer over time. I enjoy lace knitting. The act of counting and staying with a pattern keeps my mind busy and mostly content.