baptism blanket and bobby pins

I‘m new enough to knitting that I don’t know what tools and materials I like yet, so I have resigned to using bobby pins and small ponytail holders as stitch markers. So in case you’re cheap like me frugal, or in a pinch, you can use either of those.

I just finished My Antonia by Willa Cather. Suggestions for what to read next are welcome.

I picked up a crochet hook about four years ago and figured out just enough to make baby blankets and get myself into trouble because I have a habit of not wanting to follow patterns. I made my Goddaughter’s baptism blanket using this pattern. Except, I decided I wanted to use yarn instead of the recommended thread which required me to change all of the numbers in the pattern. Then I realized that I measured wrong and made the blanket too big because I did not account for the border. I think it turned out beautiful anyway and my Goddaughter was beautiful in it.

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I’m linking up with Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along. My Antonia was her recommendation.