No. I’m not having a baby. Bite your tongue. And perish the thought!

But I made a baby blanket because: (a) I like making baby blankets; and (b) my colleague’s wife had a little girl. Baby girl was three months early, and it was touch-and-go there for a while, but she’s doing much better now. Still in NICU, but apparently thriving.

Blanket Full of Prayer

Pattern: Mine, sort of. I took the stitch patterns from Interweave Crochet’s Fall 2011 pattern Lacy Canopy Cardi Wrap, then reoriented and repurposed them. The result? a blanket of delicate lace for a delicate infant. You can see more pictures on the Ravelry project page.
Yarn: Bernat Berella 4, Natural, 5 skeins (975 yards)
Hook size: I
Satisfaction with end result: I’m rather proud of this blanket, to tell the truth. I wasn’t exactly sure whether my “reorienting and repurposing” was actually going to work. In the end, the stitch counts for the border took a little finagling to make the pineapples come out equal on all sides, but said finagling is invisible in the end product.

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