I'm not satisfied with the way my sister's blanket (see a previous post) is turning out, so I'm going to pull all the stitches (and months of work!) and start all over. In the mean time, I've just found out that my second youngest brother Sean, 23 years old, is expecting his first baby, so I've decided to start a blanket for my future niece or nephew. I'm cautiously optimistic, because this is his third possible baby; the first two didn't make it to birth. I've decided to ignore the terrible 'old wive's tale' that acknowledging a baby before birth is bad luck. I'm hoping that positive thoughts and prayers will bring the new one among us well and whole.
Since the gender of the baby is unknown, I'm using neutral colors- yellow and green, with white edging. I'm using what many call the 'linked stitch, or 'basket weave stitch. The official name is Tunisian stitch. Each square is ten high and ten across, the squares of alternating color. I think, when the blanket is further along, the squares will alternate from small to large. Unless I change my mind before then, of course, lol.
I'm no one but me!