A close friend had her fourth baby boy earlier this week. I decided a cute little knitted baby blanket was in order. I've been trying to use up what I have in my craft stash lately (in prep for a big sale this weekend!), so chose a soft blue acrylic baby yarn in blue and white. It feels really nice, but I'm not at all pleased with the look of the finished blanket, which is made up of three simple strips of stockinette stitches in alternating colours surrounded by a narrow crochet border.
The edges are curling in madly (doesn't help that I'm feeling too lazy to block it), and my seams between the strips are bulky. That said, it's a blanket that's meant to be used and abused by a baby who will likely poop or throw up on it dozens of times, so I'm not going to stress over it. It's a gift from the heart. Maybe I'll whip up a quick beanie to go with it.