I made this for a friend. She's having a baby but decided to be surprised about the sex. We may not know what the sex will be but we know this baby will be an Auburn Tigers fan, so I made the blanket in orange and blue! I knit two squares each and then sewed a seam up the middle (hope that makes sense) with garter stitch borders and trinity stitch in the middle. Altogether it's about 3 feet each way. I used Wool Ease Thick & Quick, which makes huge, squashy bobbles in trinity stitch, and is very warm and squishy, which I hope will be comfy and fun for baby to play with.
The middle seam was hard to do; in the photo you can see that the weight of the blanket is pulling it apart, and after I post I'm going to do another run-through to strengthen it. Overall I like this blanket, and I hope the weight doesn't turn out to be a problem for them!!
Correction - I *was* going to give this to her, but I don't think I can. I can't get the blanket to be a nice shape; it's pulled in the middle by the seam, but if I try to make it looser the seam pulls apart. I think I either shouldn't have made the square so big or should have used a lighter yarn, cuz this thing really is heavy.
Luckily we're Auburn fans too so we can hold onto the wonky blanket.