Mostly because I have so much going on in my life that sometimes I go for weeks without knitting at all. Lady Eleanor is on the needles and has been for months now. I started myself a scarf, and I wanted to do some matching mittens. I’m halfway through the scarf, but my aunt has asked me to knit 2 baby blankets. My 44-year-old cousin is pregnant (OMG!) and my other cousin is adopting their second child. This is my favorite aunt, so how can I refuse? So I’m doing a basic basketweave stitch baby blanket in a sport weight yarn, all the while thinking about how now (as slow as I am) I won’t have any mittens this winter. So I’m wondering 2 things…
I think I’ll do the second blanket in a worsted weight yarn. That would make it go a bit quicker, right? What about a chunky yarn?
Can I switch to continental knitting in the middle of a blanket without screwing up my tension/gauge? I’ve been wanting to try continental, and I should have tried it from the beginning of the project. This pattern would be great practice for me going from English to continental. I bet it would throw off my tension though, so I suppose I should wait for the second blanket.