I referred to this as a pilot blanket last post. The reason for this is, is the yarn. It is Red Heart Fiesta acrylic, left over from some charity knitting I used to do. I like acrylic. but this particular yarn is tight, and unforgiving on the hands. I had tried this pattern before, and honestly I don't know why, I kept screwing it up, so I frogged it and decided I would not attempt it again with nice yarn, until I could do it without messing up. I don't know why this seemed to make sense at the time. In my head I was probably punishing the pattern (the pattern is FINE, it's me ... again), but really I am now just punishing my hands.
This makes no sense. I just was telling Kathy B. she needed to take care of her hands. So I ought to take my own advice or eat my own hypocrite pie. Here is the thing, I'm about 40% done with this thing. So now I have to finish. Have to, in that weird illogical Ellen way. "Have to" in the way I can see my little sister pull a "weirdo" face at me.
The pattern is the Baby Chalice Blanket. It currently doesn't look like the example on Ravelry. I think it's 1) the yarn 2) I should've used a larger needle, but I rarely swatch for a sweater, why in the holy hot pants would I for a blanket? 3) My tendency to fuss with stitches containing slip stitches.
That's okay, I think the mini blanket will be fine for a city stroll, and when someone kicks it off and it gets run over by the stroller on a city street, it will still be OK after a quick wash. I am going to just have to get this done, now. Quickly. I have a huge list of things I want to do, with nicer yarn -- including this same blanket again, larger with better yarn.