So, about a month ago, I saw this afghan on Pinterest.
So cute, right? But the girl who made the afghan had made up the pattern, and hadn't ever gotten around to writing it down. Apparently she is planning to do so (from what I can gather from the comments to the picture), but I got antsy and decided it would be the perfect baby blanket for one or both of my two most recently born nieces (at the time I started the blanket, neither niece had been born yet. Now they are both here.)
So, I figured out a pattern of my own that looks somewhat close, I think. Here's a sneak peak:
Now, I've learned through my own experience that this blanket is a lot of work. Actually, at the rate I'm going, those two nieces could very well be kindergartners. But, I'm enjoying it, so I'll see where it takes me for now. Watch for semi-random updates on my progress, I'll try to post updates monthly or so.
. . . And, something tells me I'd better get going on something a little less intricate for the new nieces, no?