I'm finishing another Hug from Marienne blanket. This time I'm using up the final black and white swatches for the very first blanket I started in 2004. I began by assembling the swatches for a child's blanket (5x5 swatches) but felt the dark colors simply weren't very child friendly. I decided to knit this one for a teen but the more swatches I knit and added to the mix, the more I was determined that it needed to be a full size blanket (7x7 swatches). Thus I've been knitting lots of gray, black and white swatches to go from a blanket of 25 to 49 swatches. I laid them all out on the pool table and brought Secundogeniture down for his expert opinion - which he quickly gave.
"Mom - It's wrong."
"Because you've got them out of order."
"What do you mean?"
"See how these white swatches in the lower left hand corner are all criss cross? But you skipped a row on the upper right and put a row of black swatches in their place instead of the white ones?"
Sure enough. I've put things out of order. And we can't have that. So I'll be knitting some more white swatches. I have 39 swatches completed - but still need to knit ten more. Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's off to knit I go.
What would I do without Secundogeniture to set me straight? He seems to have an eye for these things.