The blanket arrived yesterday! Kudos to UPS - one day delivery and everything is intact, including the journal that's hiding underneath it in the photo. Kathy included Knitting Girl socks and a keychain sock blocker minisock with pattern for me. Thank you, Kathy!
I've attempted to make the colors as true as possible in the photo. The yarn I'm planning to use is the skein at the top. I've had it for 20 years or so; in fact, I think it's been discontinued. It's acrylic that I bought at a hoity-toity needlework shop in Charlotte a couple of lifetimes ago, and it's been either in my cedar chest or a Rubbermaid tub since then. A second skein is mostly gone and I have absolutely no memory of what I made with it.
The lower blue stripe is a cadet blue; the upper is green; my yarn is teal and should work well against the lovely dusty rose that Kathy added.
Can you tell I'm excited to have the blanket? :rofling: I oohed and ahhed over it for ten minutes or so when I first lifted it from the bag. I made my SO admire it - he was impressed, btw.
ok, zipping my lip and posting the pic.
click on the photo to see it larger.