Since then, we have taken in a Blue Jays game, a trip to the Bass Pro store, studied for and taken two boat license exams, a girls' shopping day for Abi and I, watched the Canada Day parade from a branch in a tree along main street, visited the Elmvale Zoo and had Chinese food for dinner at the Crystal Buffet. Not to mention numerous swims in the neighbours pool. Needless to say there hasn't been much knitting.
But I did manage to complete & control the baby blanket. Marie's suggestion to crochet a chain over my much-too- holey holes worked wonders. The trim went on easily and the blanket is now gift worthy.
Pattern: Eileen Montgomery's Mitred Afghan
Yarn: Bernat Softee
Knit on the machine at tension dial 4.
What I learned: I need to practise machine short rowing .
My only complaint now is that the blanket seems to stretch on the diagonal. This means some fussing is required when laying it out to make it lie smoothly. But since baby will destroy smooth in seconds, it is not an important issue.
The colour choices are great - excuse my modesty - bright and cheerful for a baby. All in all a great baby blanket which I would remake in a minute should any more relatives present me with a baby.