a blanket for ancil

The first project I completed with my new sewing machine was this adorable blanket for "Ancil" (that's the nickname I've given Brittany's baby...it has a funny story, but you kind of had to be there). I sort of followed this pattern from Handmade Baby Clothes and this pattern from Make It and Love It.  I'm not sure that this was the best project to get to know my sewing machine, but it worked out alright.  The material was super stretchy which made it hard to work with (I don't have a lot of experience with this kind of material), but I'm sure baby Ancil won't care that it's not perfect. There's also a pattern on Make It and Love It for a hat to match the blanket which I might try next...