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I Still Dream of Garter Stitch. Sweet, Simple Garter Stitch.

I'm still knitting squares for a blanket from a modified pattern from Baby Blankets Made with the Knook.  Lots and lots of squares.

You know how it is.  I'm just a few squares away from having enough, and now I'm slowing down a bit.  I guess I feel comfortable that I'm going to finish this, and so now I'm not rushing.  I'm just knitting my way through this Knook pattern and enjoying the simple pattern.  By the way, if you're new to Knooking I think this would be a wonderful starter project!

I'm starting to play around with my color combinations in earnest.  I still think that 6 rows of 7 blocks a piece should still make a nice little blanket for my toddler.  I'm going to make a few more squares with some light brown yarn, and that's going to be the yarn I use for piecing the squares together.  I had thought about doing a simple single crochet stitch border, but I think I'll leave the edges bare in case I want to add more squares in a few more years.

I love the idea of this blanket growing with my little girl, and I love the colors together.  Using up some of my scraps simplified the process for me.  How many squares should be yellow?  Well, I have enough yarn for 5 squares.  So that's how many I should have.  I used full skeins of the blue and red yarn, and nearly a full skein of the off-white yarn.  The dark green makes me think of quilts and afghans I see in the backgrounds of WWII movie sets.  It's homey and scrappy and kind of earnest-looking. 

That seems like a nice gift for a mom to make for her daughter right before a third birthday.  She already knows that knitting takes time, and she knows that handmade things are important.  I love every one of these little mitered squares, and I already love the idea of wrapping up my daughter in this blanket. 

I'm enjoying myself very much as I work on this project, and I hope you're having a great time with your WIPs this Wednesday as well.

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