I want to knit a blanket for our baby on the way! My sister's friend's mom (mouthful!) is knitting our baby a blanket, booties and a hat, which I totally appreciate...but I want to knit something myself! I tried crochet first...and I must admit I gave up without giving it much practice. But my sister had been telling me that knitting is so much easier so I had that in the back of my mind...she hasn't knitted in YEARS and only did so for a short while so she can't really teach me much... I basically want to know...where can I get easy patterns for beginners for a baby blanket? Which type of needle should I get, circular or straight? Is one type of needle harder to use than the other? I type in beginner baby blanket patterns for knitting on google and there are so many sites and some of them don't specify the skill level or really give clear instructions. I'm just hoping some of you ladies on here knit! Thanks so much!