AniseRN, that is exactly how my rows were looking. I did it over and over, thinking I was crazy and it came out just that way! Many thanks for taking the time to type that out. LOL
I've started another blanket, but really do want to make this one for my little one due in April, so I'm going to try it your way this weekend!
Thank you all for taking the time to try to help a poor beginner that's been knitting for years and still knows nothing. LOL