Back in the summer, I was obsessed with knitting the dishcloth pattern published in the first Mason-Dixon knitting book. As I was knitting a cloth, it occurred to me that the stitch pattern would make a beautiful blanket. Lo and behold, Afghans for Afghans sent out a call for baby blankets for a hospital in Kabul. So I decided to make one using the dishcloth pattern, and here is the result.
In this view, you can see the stitch pattern better.
The brown yarn that frames the whole thing is Lion Brand fisherman's wool in natural brown. The other 7 colors are a bunch of wool oddballs I had left over from other projects. I love it and and thinking of making one for myself, on a larger scale of course, and with a more sophisticated palette.
I know I blog about Afghans for Afghans a lot, but it's a cause I believe in with all my heart. Even though I can't directly affect the political outcome in that country, I can do one small thing--knit a blanket--that directly and positively affects the life of an Afghan child. Every baby deserves to have a warm, beautiful blanket, and I'm happy to do my part.