I Just Want to Be Done With This

I knit most of this project and managed to keep it off blog. There's not much to say about an in-progress baby blanket.

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As you knitters know, the endurance event of knitting is the baby blanket. It's one flat plane of knitted fabric. It always seems a good idea way back at the beginning (and I think every baby needs a nice blanket), but at a certain point (for me, it's about half way) I start to doubt my sanity.

I whipped this sucker off the needles last night and measured my progress. At 36 inches wide, the 22 inches of height means that I still have 14 inches to go. By my calculations that's six more of the square repeats, plus the garter-stitch border.

The colorway is very seasonal, yes? My goal is to have this off of the knitting plate by the end of the week. I think that I can do it!

 

You absolutely can do it! It's looking great; I like how the colors are setting up. I'm sure that the baby will love it!

I love this blanket, it is so pretty the baby will love it. What yarn and color way is it. I love the way the colors are coming out.

It's adorable. But it reminds me of why I make quilts for babies and not blankets - it's much faster!

I love the blankie! Very seasonal. :) That will be one happy blanket. I know, I know... the baby blankets feel neverending, but the reaction is always worth it!

The colors look great. I've got a baby blanket looming on the horizon. I'm hoping that I learn Stephanie's technique for warping the space-time continuum before I cast on.

Dammit, I'm about to start a baby blanket. Why do I suddenly feel it hanging over me like a Cloud of Doom?!

Ah yes. Scarves, wraps and baby blankets -- extremely functional, but total endurance tests. That said, the blanket looks really cute! Lucky baby.

It's looking good, I'm sure you'll finish it . . . eventually! I have to admit, I've never knitted a baby blanket, but I did crochet two (one for my niece, one for my nephew). For some reason, crocheting an afghan seems to go faster than knitting one, I don't know why . . . and texture-wise, afghans are pretty much the only thing I actually prefer crocheted to knitted. (Ducking) Or at least, to make!

Hang in there, though--it's really looking good, and it'll be adorable when it's done!

I'm happy to see how nicely that yarn striped! Looks great!

It would be good mindless knitting if it weren't for the deadline thing of baby growth. Then it sucks up available knitting time like nobody's business.

it's very pretty. as someone who has knit more than my fair share of blankets large and small, i think the trick for me is to give myself plenty of time. which is probably why i have never finished a baby blanket in time for the birth of the child. but hey, if i get it to them within a year, that's still good, right?

Hey, at least you chose self-striping yarn so you a) have a color change to look forward to and b) you can monitor your progress daily. I sometimes put a safety pin on the row I start working on so that by the end of the evening I can visualize how much I've knit.
Hang in there!

I haven't knitted a baby blanket--yet--for the reason you gave above. Endurance! Do you need chocolate? Wine maybe?

Thanks for the tip on picking up multiples 4 sts for my sweater! I picked up odd numbers for a while until I read your email!

Baby blankets do seem to take all the joy out of knitting after awhile. It is truly an endurance event. But it's worth it in the end. I did however begin knitting baby sweaters and hats and socks instead of baby blankets. The last one I did make was for my nephew. Since then, I haven't made anymore.

Baby blankets do seem to take all the joy out of knitting after awhile. It is truly an endurance event. But it's worth it in the end. I did however begin knitting baby sweaters and hats and socks instead of baby blankets. The last one I did make was for my nephew. Since then, I haven't made anymore.

I'm half-way through a baby blanket for my first nephew and I'm feeling your pain. Especially since I just learned the little guy is probably coming a few weeks early! Oh No!

Gorgeous! i feel the same way about baby blankets. But worth all the effort in the end!

Indeed. Mind numbing.

Better you than me, my dear.

 

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