Once again, this little bitty blanket took forever to finish. I was on the decrease side of the bias design, and thought I was home free; but it ended up I worked on this little thang most of Saturday and the better part of Sunday morning.
I worked the bias for 24 inches (starting with one cast on, and increasing a stitch at the beginning of each row), then I decreased the first stitch of each row (knitting the first two together) back down to one. Using the multi yarn stripes I had a zillion ends with which to deal. When I was done I crocheted a blanket stitch and then two rows of scallops.
I'm actually pretty happy with the blanket. So then I tried to figure out how to knit a baby hat on the bias (after searching the internet over for a pattern. Anyone have one?) but I kept getting a square and I needed a rectangle (a rhombus, I believe it's called). I even drove to Knitterly in Petaluma for some help but all for naught (except for some silk and mohair blend yarn that I could not afford. I know, I'm a junkie. And then I found myself thinking about lying to Shannon that I had a store credit. I KNOW. I'm a JUNKIE!) Anyway, the hat is garter stitch, but not on the bias. I really want the matching hat and blanket so when she is swaddled she looks like a little spring bud.
And by the way, as if you hadn't already figured it out, still no baby...