The Big Bad Bulletproof Baby Blanket is finally finished! It looks beautiful, and I am glad to see the back of it. I've had it on the needles for months (and months). I must admit that true to most of my projects, the second half went much faster than the first, but this thing still seemed to go on forever. Shana was sick of seeing it, or maybe just of hearing my sigh and complain about it, and would practically groan every time I dragged it out. In it's finished state she thinks it's beautiful, or at least she is smart enough to say so.
To match it I immediately cast on with Magic Loop for the Baby Squash Hat from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. The alternating panels of knit and purl echo the center of the Blanket, and it is ferociously cute. In contrast to the neverending blanket I started and finished it on the same day, even allowing for dinner guests and two football games. I have only to choose a little sock pattern for complete the ensemble. Baby Nimrod may arrive at any time.