**Spoiler for Jennifer ahead**
Jennifer, if you're out there reading this and don't want to ruin the surprise, then don't scroll down, just close the window. On the other hand, if you want to see what I'm working on, you go right ahead. It's your call.
I wasn't going to document any baby stuff for my sister until she had received it, but I stumbled upon the cutest pattern, and I'm really enjoying working on it, so I can't help but share. This will probably jinx it; by documenting it I'm practically guaranteeing that I'll never work on this again. ;)
Here is the link to the pattern. It's from Lion Brand, and it costs a whopping $.99, and you can download it. I was looking for baby sweater patterns, and thought this blanket looked cute, but couldn't tell much about it. I thought $.99 was a small price to pay to satisfy my curiosity, and I'm so glad I did.
As you can see, I've completed three squares (out of twelve). The pattern says to bind off and then sew them all together, but I'm doing a three-needle bind off as I go. This involves quite a bit of stitch-holding, but I'll figure that out as I go.
I'm using Lion Brand BabySoft, but not in the colors called for in the pattern. (I think I'm allergic to pastels.) I could find the blue, purple, pink and white in local stores, but had to order the green and yellow. In fact, the green I could find at several websites, but the yellow I could only get from Lion itself. So yes, I paid way more than I could have, but I am very happy with my color choices, and it makes it a lot more fun to work on. The needles are also Lion brand double-pointed, so the acrylic-on-plastic squeak isn't that pleasant; anything that can make it better is a Good Thing.