The baby blanket, the first one I've ever knit, is well on it's way. It's a great, mindless project to pick up anytime! Although, when I got home Tuesday night and wanted to knit just a couple more rows, I noticed that I missed picking up both strands of yarn on a stitch 10 rows down. Arrrrrggghhh! Ribbit! Why didn't I see it earlier??? I had been a bit too "mindless."
It's definitely a summer weight blanket, using 2 strands of DK and size 11 needles. Perhaps I should have gone down one size in needles; I'll have a better idea next time. The baby arrives in June, so a light, summery-weight blanket will be just fine.
I'm finding that I could have used another skein of the purply-pink yarn; but with this pattern, it's easy to improvise and let the stripes evolve as they may.