Well I'm done, finished, kaputznik! I made a BIG mistake, so now it's off-the-needles and as soon as I weave in all the loose ends, this silly binkey is going up to a native reserve for hopefully one toddler there may find it beautiful.
The mistake: I switched to larger needles, ended the square pattern, and decided to knit just stripes (see bottom of blanket in pic). I erroneously thought that if I switched to a larger needle (from 4.5 mm to 5 mm) that it would go faster, look less 'tight'.
"Never, never switch needle sizes halfway through a project!"
Well, maybe someone will think it's a flaired bottom.....meant for tucking your feet into....?
I learned a lot from doing this project. I'm now anxious to do one that is better planned, with all-the-same type of yarn, and without switching needles halfway. Sheesh.
Oh well, it was fun sharing my blunders with you. Hopefully, some of you will learn another what-not-to-do or three.