At my (relatively) new workplace, a group of knitters and crocheters spend a month each year producing full blankets or component squares for charity, specifically homeless shelters, hospitals and/or other direct care organizations. I was excited to participate for the first time this year, and set out to make a full baby blanket within a condensed 2-week time period (!).
Thankfully, I got a bit of a reprieve in that the organizers pushed back the deadline by a week - otherwise, I definitely would have had very sore hands and fingers with the pace I was working at! While this was a relatively short project from a duration perspective, the result was great - bouncy, light and simple enough for many a child to enjoy. Project details follow below.
2016 Charity Baby Blanket
Pattern: Newborn baby blanket by Altadeena Green, c/o 101 stitches
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in color 0373 Petal Pink
Needles: One US9 Circular
Measurements: Blocked in washing machine / dryer with 26.5 inches by 26.5 inches square final shape