My wife had warned me that many knitters had multiple projects they were working on at the same time and a fair collection of UFOs. How could this happen? It made no sense to me. Why not just work on a project from start to finish and then move onto the next project. Yep, I thought, that's what I plan to do. No multiple projects or UFO's for me. I will take my time, finish my scarf, and then move on to the next project.
Then, my daughter brought another grandson into the world and I began to think that it would be nice to make a crib blanket for him. My wife showed me a pattern that even I could handle and some skeins of beautiful mint green baby yarn. Before my self-righteous one-project-at-a-time ideals could bring me to my senses, I was already half way to town for another set of circular needles, and in no time found myself casting on the first 180 stiches of the blanket. Sigh...how quickly I've fallen from the high ground...no self-control whatsoever.
But I'm having a blast. I'm using two different yarns at the same time to add bulk. One is a solid mint green and the other is mint green with little multicolor flecks. So far it's looking really good and I'm getting a lot of knit and purl practice.
The pattern is called a "Hurdle Stitch." After a week, I've only got about 5 inches done. So I hope I can finish his blanket before he reaches puberty.