I want to make a blanket for my two oldest children by Christmas. I am already working on Sarah's. They will be basically patchwork of different yarns and different lengths/widths; and the joining yarn will be visible. I might even try patches in different stitches.
I'm looking forward to putting them together, although I think to help keep the secret, I won't put them together until I have all the pieces for each one.
IF I possibly can, I'm going to try to also knit smaller blankets for Megan and Gracie (I'll measure them and add a few inches in length to it, and use a children's throw we already have for the width).
There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman