My Catnip blanket is growing nicely. It’s up to 3 squares on the 8th row of the blanket. It looks very similar, but here it is anyhow:
Now that I’m here, I think I’m going to stop the body at the end of this row. There are two major and one minor reason for this.
First, I want to be absolutely sure that I don’t run out of yarn on the border. That is one of the more unpleasant knitting experiences!
Second, I want this long enough to warm my lap but I absolutely do not want it to drag on the floor where my chair can roll over it. I’m using a full-sized blanket now and it’s always getting caught in those wheels. This blanket is going to be much too precious for that kind of treatment!
As for the minor reason? I want to get it done as soon as possible! That wouldn’t influence me if I didn’t have the other reasons, of course 😉
So as soon as I knit four more squares, it will be time for the border. What I’m currently planning is to work an I-cord border first, then work a few rounds of mitered garter stitch with an integrated I-cord border on it. Who knows if I’ll like it! I’m pretty confident that I-cord around the immediate border is a good plan, though. Once that’s done I’ll see what I think of the full thing. I’ve decided I would like the blanket a little wider, though, so I don’t think just one round of I-cord will do it. Looking forward to trying this out.