Despite the lack of posting, I have been knitting/crocheting. I'm not as speedy as Robin or Kathy, but I do get something done occasionally. The first is a crochet log cabin that I finished in June. This is for a former coworker who had the baby at the beginning of July. Now I just need to get together with her.:)
This is a simple half double crochet throughout. I had wanted to do a couple more rounds of trim, but I ran out of yarn. GASP! This never happens to me as I have a tendency to overbuy. As in, "I don't know what I'll do with the yarn, so I'll buy 2 bags in case I make a cable sweater or something." So, I overbuy on the "good stuff" and only get 1 skein of each color for the acrylic baby blanket. Don't try to understand the logic here.
The next baby blanket is for a cousin. He just had a baby girl, but since he lives in San Diego area, I don't think they'll be needing it right away. My sister and I just went there in July and are thinking about taking a few days again before the end of the year if we can work it out with my miles.
It's a simple repeating fan that I found in a stitch library. It originally called for three colors, but I already had these four from a previous purchase (was going to be a knit log cabin). Using odd number of colors is the ideal thing to do so that when you're changing colors, the appropriate yarn will be there to pick up. I decided to do two rows of the muted pink in the first repeat and then it's skipped in the second repeat. I cast on too many stitches so this orientation will be reversed. In a baby blanket, I don't think it really matters which is the long or short end.