This is the very first thing I ever knit. It was about five years ago, right before my nephew Noah was born. It's supposed to be a basketweave pattern, but there are lots of mistakes in it, which, fortunately, the multicolored yarn hides.
Noah used the blanket all through babyhood, and his little brother used it too when he came along. I guess I should have made Ethan one too, but I had given up on knitting by the time he was born. (Picture of the boys at left from down at Grand Lake last summer. Just so you can see how cute they are.)
I brought the blanket home with me because it was unraveling in some places and my sister wanted me to repair it. I fixed up the unravalled stitches and took the opportunity to repair all the stitches I had dropped during the knitting process. Or at least I camouflaged them.