(No picture taken on the 16th so this is a make-up photo.)
The past two weeks I haven’t found much time to knit. Working late and running errands have gotten in the way. However, this week I was able to knit in a meeting, and then knit at the hair cutters so the blanket continues to grow. As it grows, I continue to be disappointed that the yarn has so much blue. I keep cutting the yarn and starting at a different point on the skein, but even so, too often the same color is right next to itself.
On top of that, since I struggled so at the start, the inner most rectangle isn’t a perfect rectangle so the blanket will never be rectangular. The yarn is wool and nylon, so I should be able to block it when I am done, but since the yarn is sticky like mohair, I wonder if it has much memory for blocking. We will see.
I was thinking that it was looking too bad to actually be given as a gift, but now that I have photographed it, while I admit that it is rustic, it is worthy a being a gift to welcome a newborn. It is appropriate that the parents are teachers. Maybe they will appreciate it more when I tell them I learned a bunch knitting it.