Also, Miss New Zealand thinks this blanket is hers, already. She's generally a big fan of squishy knitted fabric, and this is no exception. If I'm not quick to put it away, this is what happens:
Can I show you some actual progress instead of just snacks and cats? YES! Ta da!
I've modified from the original pattern a little bit. Instead of working 50 rows per stripe, I'm doing 60 (30 garter ridges). I just wanted to use up more yarn and have a wider stripe than I had at 50 rows.
I like how it's looking so far! Up next: apple green. I think the colourway is actually called "granny smith".
Even though most of the time it's squashed into a blob in my lap, it's starting to be pretty substantial size-wise!
Can I bust out this stripe in a week or less? (Probably. My other activities this week will be deadline-dissertation-chapter-writing [ugh], deadline-TA-grading [ugh], and feeling grumpy and sad about my still far far away spouse [a million ughs]. That stuff means more knitting.)