I then failed to submit it as I realised that knitting a blanket to a tight deadline with two pre-school children, one of whom does not sleep all night was probably not a good idea, especially as I wouldn't be able to immediately gift it to a friend, so would probably have to knit two blankets within the same time frame. And then a close friend announced that she was expecting a boy, so I asked her whether she would prefer a whale or a rocket blanket. Handily she went for whales.
So a couple of weeks ago I popped into Hobbycraft to pick up a couple of balls of navy to get the blanket started (I need an easy on the go project, and blanket squares are perfect). I went for Hayfield Bonus DK, partly because I know what gauge I knit it to, and partly because I already have several of the colours in my stash. I ordered the other colours (the ones Hobbycraft don't stock) from Woll Warehouse.
And here's the first square. Hopefully I should get the whales charted soon.
|Isn't the sheep stitch protector cute? Pity both my children like to take him for little walks...