Feeling bold after completing the scarf, I decided to attempt a blanket!!
Close up of stitches:
This blanket pattern is the Lion Heart My Blankie pattern, free on their website. On one of the other boards, I posted a request for help with a "quick and dirty" blanket pattern for a gift for a friend's mother with stage 3 lung cancer. This is the pattern I chose, and the colors are an approximation of the shades of their living room (though it is starting to form itself into a fabulous Christmas blanket).
I am enjoying practicing skills such as joining new yearn in pattern, and love the larger needles (which inspired me to go out and get all plastic needles), but I do not like that I have to "bunch" the project on the needles. Being required to do this deprives me of the ability of appreciating the final size of product. I don't know if the kntting needle size needed (US 15) comes in longer length.
Initally, the working with two threads simultaneously intimidated me, and yet I grow to like them and what the finished rows loom like.
I am also not too happy about the size - it's only 2 feet wide. Hoping that washing and blocking may add a few inches.