I'm not sure if it's because I'm less overwhelmed this time or more addicted to knitting (perhaps a bit of both!), but I've found myself itching to knit much sooner after the birth of our second kiddo. Almost immediately after coming home from the hospital, I found myself dreaming of all the knits I wanted to be working on during those late-night feedings ... and now, five weeks (eep! already?!?!) later, I'm slowly starting to carve out some knitting time in between caring for a newborn and chasing an almost-three-year-old around the house. I really thought my many hearts blanket would be perfect for this period of knitting half a row here, half a row there ... but I've lost a bit of my mojo on that one. I know that it is the sheer size of knitting a twin-size blanket that is diminishing my enthusiasm ... so what do I turn to instead? Another blanket! But this one is a baby blanket, my preferred size when it comes to knitting a blanket. You may think this is another project for our new baby boy, given its color, but think not ... this is for a dear friend that I just found is preggers and due in November. So I have plenty of time to finish, which is good, given my current knitting speed!
This project is the Lace Blocks blanket out of the book Big Needle Knit Afghans (Ravelry link). Knit on size 10 needles and using worsted weight yarn (I'm stashbusting some Caron Simply Soft in the Cool Mint colorway for this project), it really knits up pretty fast. And the pattern is one of those addicting, fun stitch patterns, where you find yourself racing to get to the next repeat. So far I'm loving it!
Don't forget to check out the other WIPs at TamisAmis and YarnAlong!