Weekend baby blanket

Yes, yes – I know these are washclothes but the pattern is also known as a wonderfully simple design for baby blankets. 

The key is that you start at one corner. You can choose how many rows you knit to make the size anything from a washcloth to a full-sized afghan. Perfect for my weekend knitting.

Here’s the story. A friend sent me an e-mail this morning. A friend of hers was just blessed with her first grandchild. Her friend is the knitter of the family but she is having a few health issues that make it impossible for her to knit anything. My friend was wondering if I would mind knitting up something for the new baby as a representative of his grandmother’s best wishes.

Hah! Bob and I are visiting his son in Seattle this weekend. Lots of knitting time! I can’t think of a better project to have with me on this trip. 

I went to our office stash and pulled together this collection of “boy” colors of Comfy Worsted. Garter stitch and I are going to become good friends this weekend. I would love to have the blankie finished by Monday. Wish me luck!