I am knitting a pair of gloves as an early Christmas present for somebody I want to date.
I find myself on the horns of a dilemma. Do I
a) ask to measure his hands, thereby ruining the surprise, or
b) guess at his hand size, thereby preserving the surprise but greatly increasing the risk of giving him gloves that don’t fit?
The suggestion that I should knit the gloves to fit my own hands, since his hands probably aren’t that much bigger than mine, so that in the incomprehensible event he chooses not to date me I won’t have gone to all that trouble for nothing, is beneath contempt.