Last week, for example, I predicted my current afghan, a simple baby blanket, might well be done by the end of this week. (I thought I'd have lots of knitting time over the holiday weekend.) While it's still possible it will be done by Friday, it doesn't look probable.
Progress has been made, though. When last we saw it, the blanket looked like this.
Right now, it looks like this.
The top photo shows the "wrong" side, which is a 2x2 rib. The bottom photo includes the fourth strip and shows the "right" side, which consists of small, baby-sized cables. (Yes, this is the same stitch I used in the April Showers spa cloths.)
The last and final strip is on the needles, with only 45 rows to knit before bind off.
Yarn: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm)
Sizes: SML (baby-lapghan-throw)
I love strip construction. (I used it for the Swafghan, too.) It makes blanket projects highly portable, because as you can see, the strips are so narrow, they easily fit on DPNs. Tuck the strip, the yarn and a couple needles in a small project bag and you're good to go.
Once the final strip is off the needles, it will be time to start assembly. I plan to use a three-needle bind off to join the strips, so hopefully it will go quickly (and smoothly). Right now, the strips are stretchy and rather dense, but once they're blocked they should spread out and soften up to add drape.
At least, that's the plan. But we know what happens with plans and predictions,
Will it be done by Friday? Maybe. Maybe not.
The pattern is now available. To read the description and buy the pattern, click here. (Remember, you can purchase patterns through Ravelry even if you're not a member.)