Don't you just love it? (Can you tell that I do?) It's like a bag of Skittles popped open...and somehow serendipitously arranged themselves into orderly rows of colour.
This is a simple granny stripe. If you want to know more about what's involved with the pattern, you should check out Attic 24, my go-to web space for all things granny.
It takes 15 minutes to make a stripe. Multiply that times 27 rows and you've got 405 minutes. Divide that by 60 and you'll know that I've sunk 6.75 hours into this blanket already. Oh, and I started it yesterday. (I should mention that I learned I could watch full episodes from HGTV online yesterday, too. That may have had something to do with it.)
It's not quite finished yet. There's the whole deal of working in ends. (The yucky part.) And I'm going to put a border on it. I still have lots of the berry colour left, so the border will be mostly in that shade.
It just feels so good. It's crocheted in mercerized cotton so it has a nice weight to it and it's cool and silky to the touch.
Some baby girl needs this blanket. And it's going to be for sale. Stay tuned.