Garter Stripe Blanket!

So, I've made a couple of knit and crocheted blankets in my time. I knit a very ugly blanket out of heavy, neon bouclé novelty yarn when I lived in residence during my undergrad. (Someday I'll post a photo of it... it is very warm, and very, very ugly. :) ) I crocheted a giant navy and black afghan for my now-husband back when he was just my boyfriend (maybe the way around the sweater curse is to make an even gianter gift project instead?). And I made a pretty, lacy baby-sized throw out of heavy fingering weight wool last year.

I really love blankets and throws, especially knitted ones, and I hope when I'm old and wrinklier, I'll have a whole closetful. I have SO many in my Ravelry queue!

I'd like to make one of the ubiquitous sock yarn blankets someday, but I don't have nearly enough scraps yet. I do, however, have some worsted weight leftovers that I think work well together, sooo...

I started a garter stripe blanket! This will be a long term project, but I'm smitten with it at the moment.

Garter Stripe

I love the 'wrong' side as much as the right side!

Garter Stripe Flip

I've got a few colours pulled out of my stash to add on as I go, and now I'm thinking I might even add some stripes going in the opposite direction to make it bigger (almost like a log cabin, but less log cabiney).

Garter Stripe Yarn

I'm really excited to see how this turns out, even if it might be a looong time until it's finished!