There is something both maddening and hypnotic about garter stitch.
I kept wanting to put this blanket down and knit something else, but I couldn’t. I physically could not do anything else except knit this blanket.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I did do a little house cleaning when I couldn’t take the garter stitch anymore. But the thing about garter stitch??It sinks into your brain and when you’re not doing it, you can’t think about anything else. Must. Knit. Garter. Stitch. NOW. It’s worse than a chocolate addiction.
And here’s the thing. I started this blanket way back when I was a beginner. I (very laughably) thought I could knit a baby blanket in two days on size 8 needles. With only 2 balls of yarn. Albeit, there are pretty big balls, but the yarn is double stranded. Can we say delusional?
It’s about 33″ across and I’d like to get it at least 30″ tall, if not an even 33″ tall.
I’m going to have to buy 2 more balls of this stuff. It’s ACK!rylic and squeaky, yet surprisingly soft. I also bought this yarn at least 3 years ago, if not longer. I’m going to have a hell of a time finding yarn to match the colors?even a little. I’m hoping it won’t be too obvious when it’s all said and done.?
This is going to be the Blanket of Doom?. I just know it. Good thing I’ve got 3 months before the baby is born.