Credit for this quick, under-the-radar blanket completion must be given to our recent jaunt up to Maine (and to Ben for doing all the driving while I did all of the knitting. About 12 hours. Each way. Srsly.)
I can't say it was painless, though. You would never believe the knitting callous I've developed on my left middle finger from speed-racing through all of that fine gauge cotton. It's one of those hurts-so-good things...I'm afraid to stop knitting cotton now, because I am afraid to lose this hard-won layer of protection.
This baby-boy-ready rendition (Ravelry link) is an improve version of the Modern Log Cabin Baby Blanket, my seventh take on this Mason-Dixon pattern.
Oh, no, I don't exhibit any obsessive tendencies, not at all.
Sorry I couldn't find any babes to plop on the blanket for scale. To give you an idea, though, that center blue square is one entire skein of Elann, making this plenty big enough for a flailing infant, I suspect.
The materials are all machine wash and dry, so it can handle a good dose of rambunctiousness. I knit up a mixture of Elann and Takhi cottons on size 3 Adi lace needes (I like my needles very pointy, thanks).
This blanket will set out in search of its baby-owner on Thursday, all clean and sweet-smelling. Bye-bye blankie.