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Happy Thanksgiving, Gentle Reader. Today, between the hullabaloo of feast preparations and the lull.of the aftermath, I have taken a seat at the dining room table to give thanks for the many blessings in my life, not the least of which is my precious granddaughter.

Another child will be entering the world early next year, and her name is Olive. She is an angel who has been entrusted to my dear friend’s family, so I got my fingers moving once again (after the neverending Christmas stocking), and crocheted a blanket for this dear child.

My prayer for you, Dear Olive, is that your entrance into this world be swift and without peril, and that your life’s journey be fraught with joy.

Following are the details for the blanket. Tip: Sign your work! I always attached a custom label, and I have done so since Granddaughter’s birth. (Though hers are unique – only gifts for her have her special label.)

Pattern: Absolutely Gorgeous Baby Afghans, Snuggle Up, by Leisure Arts

Materials: Sport weight yarn, 1280 yards, Hook size H (5mm)

As always, I adjusted. I used 2 skeins baby weight yarn – Lion Brand Madala Bébé, color Diagon Alley, 590 yards (per skein), hook size G. I also changed the border tr cluster to dc cluster because trc are too “floppy” for a border, in my opinion. That meant that I also had to sc in the next ch space, add another dc cluster, sc in next space, repeat dc cluster around. Contact me if you need clarification.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!