I decided to start a project based on this blanket on Ravelry...
|photo by cauch09|
|photo by Nasti|
I got out my 4.5mm straights (haven't used straights in ages) and cast on 21 stitches. I did the entire piece in garter stitch and varied the width of the stripes and the colours... I did do one smaller column where I cast on 11 stitches and knit little squares using three colours of Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Pillar.
I think the knitting portion is finished now. I have 4 columns and they'll work together perfectly. Unfortunately I have about a bazillion ends to weave in and the seaming yet to do. It's the perfect thing to take to knit night tonight though! And I got rid of lots of the yarn in that basket. I feel like it's a win even though there is still a few hours left to finish it up.