A dear friend gave me some yarn (yep, will have to move the hubby out to make more room !) It is 2/17 yarn and I used one strand of each color. It came out lighter weight than 2/24 but I think it will be nice because of that. Mom’s don’t need to carry more weight including the baby. The pattern was in Prize Winning Afghans and I believe the author is Joan Swanson. The pattern was narrower and longer so I reduced the rows and increased the width. The final width of the knitted blanket is 30 inches by 30 inches. The pattern is 162 stitches wide and 153 rows in length. I used technique 187.
I also knitted the bear. It is a gypsy cream pattern.