I need to start a post to keep in the sidebar. It will be titled, "Things I Promise to Never Ever Knit Again." The blanket's size & garter almost sent me to the Knitter's Loony Bin. I love the ladies at MDK. Have you seen all the garter love going on right now!? Must not get sucked in. Must not get sucked in. Whenever I crack the spine of the first book, feelings of happiness spill over me. I think that it's the first time that I felt like a real knitter. But I will make a solemn vow to never ever knit the Moderne Log Cabin again. This is the second one in the past 2 years and that's enough for this knitter.
I need that warning in my sidebar, because I'm afraid that I'll be suckered into another blanket. It appeals to me on so many levels. The garter stitch is calming. The color combos are endless. The construction is easy and it lives up to its name. A modern baby blanket if I've ever seen one. However the title "baby blanket" is a stretch. I think that it's more like a Toddler blanket. It measures 57x44. I guess the babe will grow into it. I knew that my yarn choice would yield a larger blanket. Not an issue, but it did become difficult to maneuver towards the end. The size is the reason for my modification. The final two blocks were suppose to have 54 garter ridges. I had to stop at 37 ridges, but I don't think the baby will notice.
I used Vanna's Choice. I wanted washable since the Mother is a clean freak. I also can't deny that I bought it because of Vanna. I miss Wheel of Fortune. Not the newer version where they pick your final letters, but the old one. You guys know it & probably love it. Remember when the winner got to pick their prizes from the rotating rooms? There was always a stone Dalmatian in the living room that sold for around $350. I loved the winner's head as it floated around the staged room. We'd watch it whenever we visited my Grandparents & one would think that I'd become a good speller. Nope.
Anyone else love to see the amount of leftover ends? I weave my ends while I'm knitting & always wait until the end to snip them. I just love that little pile of leftovers.
I need to make one more baby blanket. I was going to make another Rambling Rows, but I'm leaning towards Poffertjes. With my friend's first baby, they waited to find out the sex. She wants the same thing with Baby #2, but the husband wants to know. I'm on his team! I need to get started, so I think this might be the perfect project. I could knit all the circles & add colors later. It looks like the circles are knit separately. Maybe I'm wrong. For now, I'm working on Celite.