I'm working on another blanket. But I thought rather than my traditional Sampler Blanket, I'd make something new. So I cast on for a dotty blanket that is knit all in one piece. But the pattern I was using was a baby blanket and I wanted to knit an adult full-sized blanket - so I adjusted it.
Unfortunately, it wasn't working for me. I didn't like knitting it all in one piece. I also didn't think that I would have enough yarn to finish a full-sized blanket given my adaptations. So into the frog pond it went.
I decided to return to my tried-and-true Knitting Central's Sampler Blanket pattern. I know it inside and out. I've made a dozen of these blankets. It's become my signature blanket at this point.
And now I've got my knitting groove on again. I'm happily knitting away this pink sampler. It's fun. It's an old friend. It's got 30 different sections of instant gratification. That works for me. There's no guess work. So I'll knit this, not that.
But I still hold Going Dotty in my library for a future blanket when I want to knit a baby blanket as written -- without trying to adjust it.