When my last niece was born my husband made her a blanket and with that a tradition began.
I have one of the Incredible Sweater Machines and my husband, Randy ,uses that to knit each grandchild a blanket. this latest one was made for Bella. She arrived last Monday and is doing well.
He uses baby weight yarn for the blanket. It is knitted on the machine and has a hand crocheted edge. I have to get him started on the crocket and then weave the yarn ends in and block the blanket.
I hope these blankets are treasued items because it is a gift from the heart-- from Papaw.