I finally finished it! The Bright Stripes Baby Blanket:
Pattern: Mirbeau Slip Stitch Baby Blanket
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK in Buttercup, Orange Blossom, Lemongrass, Peacock, and Poppy (1 skein of each, except for Poppy, since I used it for the borders.
Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7)
Mods: I alternated the 5 colours in order, didn't do the mirrored colour repeats as called for in the pattern.
Notes: I knit a baby blanket for a friend before, but I clearly forgot how loooong it takes to churn out a baby blanket! I've been chiseling away at this one since the fall. There have been times I thought it was maybe a bit to bright, but then I got these very fun stroller/toy bar toys, and they matched perfectly!
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I was a little nervous at the bight colours I chose, because I usually do earth tones so this was a real departure for me. It blocked out beautifully, and is all ready to go for baby bliss when she shows up (can you believe it's only another 3-4 weeks?!).