I received a gift card for Michaels from my DH for Christmas, and went to shop there a couple of days after Christmas. Funny enough, I forgot the gift card! I fell in love with this book from Leisure Arts, and bought it anyway.
My first project from this book was the Filet Rectangle Blanket. I crocheted the smaller size, with a G hook and some yarn I got at Big Lots, called "Baby Soft," by Canan. It is a very light blue, although in my pictures, it almost looks gray. I was a little disappointed by the wonkiness of the middle section, but it will still keep a baby warm. ;)
Then I decided to make a sweater to go with it, and adapted a pattern by Laura Tegg called Chunky Monkey Cardigan. I modified the pattern to match the filet, and did a reverse crochet edging, like the blanket.
This pair will probably go to a church mission project.
I am linking to the sites on my Sharing Page.