So...as usual...I'm still waiting for my next shipment of sock club yarn. Rather then cast on for a small project I thought I'd make a mad dash for the finish line with this blanket. It was about 75% done last week. I'm currently working on the crocheted border.
It's a feather and fan design (with some intermittent rows of stockinette stitch) and the pattern came out of one of my vintage knitting books - a 1943 Minerva yarn pattern book. The pictures don't really capture how pretty it is. But, in general it's a super easy pattern and I think it will work for either a boy or girl (that is not even conceived let alone born yet). I wanted to make a blanket ahead so I didn't have to drop everything and madly knit...
I've got to say....I'm not a crocheter. I can knit for hours with no aches and pains. Pretty much the second I pick up a crochet hook my right wrist starts aching. I've been around the edge 1.75 times and I feel like my hand is going to fall off. Only 1.25 times left to go and then I have to add a fringe all the way around. I've sworn off any more crocheting for now. Give my wrist a break.
My sock club shipment should be here by mid to late next week. So I really don't have to crochet 'til my hand falls off. Here's a close-up.