I cast this on on a whim. We knew The Husband’s nephew and his wife were expecting and right before Christmas they told everyone the gender. I’d seen this pattern on Ravelry and had queued it with the idea that it would make a nice gift one day for someone. The yarn was among the many bags full I was gifted by my mother’s neighbor. So really a bunch of happy coincidences lined up to make this blanket possible.
The gull lace pattern is the same as the famous Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Sweater on Two Needles (aka February Baby Sweater). Having knit that pattern I knew how fabulous the lace would look, even for a boy. The entire blanket took just one month to knit. Not long at all!
Now we wait for baby to arrive. Not too much longer, he should be here in April.