A friend got a group of her friends together to make blankets for My Stuff Bags. They give bags of comfort items to kids who have been taken out of their homes for various reasons. I started this blanket on our Thanksgiving road trip, finished it a few weeks ago, and finally wove in the ends last week.
The pattern is "Easy Eyelet Washcloth or Blanket" from Knitting for Baby. I used Patons Melody in Electric Blues which I found at the local fabric shop. I thought these colors would be okay for a boy or a girl and that using a washable acrylic made sense. It took six balls, since I used a 10 needle instead of the 15's called for, to make a roughly 40" square.