I finished it! Now, the only trick is to track down the just-became-a-new-daddy grad student that I made it for. If I’m lucky, my friends will manage to bring him over to the cafe, before the week is out.
For those crafty people out there, this is a simple crochet blanket design that you can find at any Walmart or Michael’s. I probably was making it looser than the gauge really called for, but I wasn’t measuring. If anyone’s really interested, I’ll go find out exactly which book it’s in.
The booties were knitted by my mom. Everyone in my family (yes, including me) wore that style of booties when they were babies. They’re marvelous, because while the bubs can pull socks off their feet, they have difficulty removing footwear that’s been tied on.