There are some boys coming along, and this is for one of them - the baby girl hanging out on it is for scale:
I got the bug to make this pattern after reading this thread on craftster. Yes, it's an 80+ page thread, but I was nursing, and it got me itching to make one of my own, so it ended up as a productive read. And now I want to make another one; this blanket pattern is lovely, and does a great job showing off the odd ends of blue yarn I've collected over the years. I think the white cotton is what really makes the colors pop.
I really, really want to do another one. And my older two kids are each bugging me for a star blanket of their own, so I think there are more of these in my future.
peace of Christ to you,