Maureen sent me this picture of the beautiful blanket that she knit for her niece's new little baby, Henry.
I also want to direct your attention to this blanket pattern that was posted here on Ravelry. It's a free pattern download. She has used 27 stitches for each design block. This would work nicely with many of my patterns as I use 37 stitches. If you eliminate the borders, you have 27 stitches.
Finally, here is one more link of yet another blanket here. Mandy put her blanket together by crocheting the squares. (I think you may have to be signed onto Ravelry to see it. If you aren't a member, you should be!!)
This has been so much fun for me to see all these wonderful blankets. I love the distraction. To update you, my husband came through his surgery just fine and is already off the pain meds. Of course, he has to keep his leg in the cast for six weeks, so we'll see how he does once he starts physical therapy. We may have to break out the pain pills once again! For now, we're taking it one day at a time. He can't really move without my help which means no work for either of us! ("Work" as in gainful employment!) Fortunately, we both have nice bosses so it isn't an issue. . .yet! Thank you for all your nice notes and wishes of encouragement. They mean a lot to both of us!