I am a one-project-woman and have been for many weeks now. It has hit the very boring stage.
I seemed to have underestimated the amount of knitting involved in this blanket.
And the amount of yarn required.
I chose a lovely teal for the outer edges of the blanket. Bought 440yards, knit 4 strips and then went and bought 660 more. I think I will need only 2/3rds of this, but wasn't going to chance it.
I also had to order more yarn for the red squares. Totally messed up the math on that one.
Turns out I could have purchased 5 colours and did all the stripes. This way there are less ends. I pledge to do the math more carefully next time.
Hopefully the red arrives in the next few days. It had to come from the US and it's been 2 weeks. This means I couldn't knit the edges in strips, but have tried where possible to put the teal on holders so I can just add the red. This makes for less seaming. It also makes for a funny in progress photo.
It's all coming together and will be beautiful (I decided to use a poorly lit photo so as to extend the suspense) but I'm ready to move on to something, anything else.