I met up with her and my dad in order to give her the blanket. Let me tell you, I am always nervous that someone will hate what I have made for them. It's a scary thought to think that something that took a lot of your time was not liked. When I showed her the blanket, she proved to be one of the people I love to knit for. She LOVED it. She was so appreciative and her reception of the blanket was so reassuring that I was able to giver her exactly what she wanted.
I couldn't find a blanket that had shamrocks on it that either looked like a baby blanket or was knitted. So I adapted. I found a dish cloth pattern and improvised. The pattern was published by Kris Knits in 2009. I made a textured border of the smaller shamrocks then duplicate stitched the entire chart in the center. I was so in love with the results and glad that she was too.