I am working on this
baby blanket. It is < 8" from being finished. The basic premise of the blanket is the Fibonacci sequence (1-1-2-3-5-8, etc). When I orignially cast on, I calculated that I wanted it 30" x ~40". This meant beginning the sequence w/34 red and ending w/34 black. About 1/3 of the way through the project, I thought to check my gauge, and I was doing far fewer rows than I had planned. Basically, it is going to turn out 27"x27".
I continued because I remember someone here saying that smaller baby blankets are sometimes preferred. BUT then I talked to my mom and she says she liked the BIG ones.
However, here is the twist: If I frog and restart adding one more repeat of the sequence, I will be adding 55 rows to either side. That will make the blanket 47" long.
That seems kind of big, but it also seems like a little more of a PITA than I really want to deal with. The blanket is for a friend of my husband who I knew fairly well a few years ago, but who now lives on the west coast and we haven't kept in such close touch.
On possibility I am considering is getting an Ultimate Sweater Maching (using a JoAnn 50% off coupon). I could do the garter portions/border by hand, and then do the rest with the machine. I have toyed with getting one in the past, so it wouldn't be "just for this project".
Thanks for your help!
(PS the dad-to-be chose the colors, he is an NC state alum and apparently these are wolfpack colors or pretty close)