I cast on for this baby blanket after finishing the Baby Surprise Jacket. It's Ann Norling's Crib-Blanket-
Afghan IV Pattern. The pattern features instructions for two designs (Ladder Stitch and Garter with Yarn Overs) in three sizes and in five gauges. I'm knitting the Garter with Yarn Overs design. For work, I spend a lot of time waiting in waiting rooms until I'm called back to meet with the doctors. As I sit, I knit. I always keep some project going that doesn't require much thinking. This baby blanket fits the bill.
I wanted something washable and very low maintenance. So, I'm knitting it out of Plymouth Yarn's Encore Colorspun (Col. 7179, Lot 40812). It's primarily turquoise blue and has flecks of red, blue, and yellow with some white thrown in for good measure. It reminds me of sea glass for some reason. This yarn is a little harsher feeling than other Encore I've worked with - maybe it's because of the dyes. Hopefully once it's finished and washed it will soften up. I really do like the pattern.