Some time ago, I saw a picture of a crochet stitch. It appealed to me right away. The crochet pattern is very simple: two double crochets, two chain stitches, two double crochets, two chain stitches… and so on. So simple that I was able to figure this out just by looking at it. If you change the color of your yarn at each row, you soon have a colorful pattern before your eyes.
The picture I saw directed me to the Gallery of Sarah London Textile (on Flickr). If you click on the link, you will see that her work is colorful and lively. She used three different colors and I chose to do the same. Mine are more pastel then lively, thought.
Yellow, blue and pink. I find those three colors make pretty blankets for newborns, suitable for a boy or a girl. I made the border blue, to counterbalance the pink.
So, that is an other blanket I will give to my mother, Claudine. She is an avid knitter of baby blankets herself and an avid collector of blankets and anything for babies, for the Project Linus. They collect blankets for sick children. Here are a few links about other blankets I made for the Project Linus Canada: Juicy Fruit Afghan and Baby Blankets and Skinny Bunnies.