How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
1. It's circular blanket that does not start from the center and does not increase to a million stitches.
2. It's essentially reversible and I love blankets, shawls, scarves, etc. that are reversible.
3. It has a knitted on lace edging that isn't knit separately and does not require picking up a million stitches.
4. It knits up quickly. If this were the only thing that I was working on, I could probably finish it in less than a week.
5. The pattern is easy to memorize, yet knitting is not boring because the short rows keep you on your toes.
Seriously, this may be the best baby blanket pattern ever. The only problem that I have with the blanket is that the points on the edging are not laying flat. At first I thought they were curling because I was binding off too tightly. But binding off loosely didn't help me. Blocking might help me to get the points flat initially, but because the yarn is an acrylic/wool blend, I think the points are destined to be curly. Once mommy throws the blanket in the washer, all blocking magic will disappear. But I don't think the baby will care at all!
The little dog toy I made is on Annie's blog! (Dec 14th entry, I can't figure out how to link directly to that entry.) I think she forgot that I knit it for her because she didn't mention me :( But I have proof that I made him! Apparently, he's gotten a hair cut since I last saw him.