Ever feel like you are going around in a circle? Well, I'm starting to get that feeling. I've actually been knitting a lot on this blanket. I can tell I'm making progress because I am really starting to notice it's weight while it is sitting in my lap. It is also taking longer and longer to knit each strip of color.
Currently, the blanket is about 23 inches square. I'm using 2 skeins of each of the three colors in Socks That Rock heavyweight. I'm still knitting from the first skein of each color. I'd estimate that I'm about two thirds of the way through those first skeins. I could probably sit down and figure out how large this blanket will end up. But that involves too much math - so I'll wait and be surprised.
When I first started this project, each of the strips were knitting up really fast and I made a lot of progress. It is all beginning to slow down now. I can now only get one strip finished on a weeknight knitting session. I really hadn't intended to put so much time into this project right now. My initial thoughts were that I would wait until fall to really get going on this project. But there is something about having simple garter stitch to work on that is soothing and easy to do while watching television.
I've also been working on finishing Wicked. I'm down to knitting the sleeves. I can see the allure of a short sleeved sweater now. It gets kind of monotonous and you have to turn and readjust the whole project so many times. I thought about ripping out the sleeve I have started and making the short sleeve version. But I know that I will never wear a short sleeve wool sweater. So I'll keep on knitting the sleeves. I'm going to try and concentrate on getting those sleeves done this weekend.