It has been a long time since I've done a BIG afghan. The one I knit over the summer doesn't really count as it took me something like 6 years to complete after it was a sweater and several other things first. And it wasn't a full size blanket. And it was knit in plain stocking stitch. Anyway, right now I am working on the Mason-Dixon log cabin and I am LOVING it but not seeing an end in sight. Anywhere.
When you make the first square and then do your first round you're going like gangbusters. It seems to go so fast. And it's EASY. So easy. And then the rows start to get longer. And that's okay too because you just knit and knit and knit. And it's lovely. The boys like to snuggle up beside me while I work on it. It's been keeping me warm this cold cold winter (-23'C with windchill in an old drafty house make warm cozy blankets very popular). And I love snuggles. But it's getting big. Casting off and picking up stitches takes longer. It's too big to carry around anymore. And it's too big to knit at the table while the boys are eating p..a...i...n...f....u...l...l...y slowly. So it's become tv knitting. Which is great but I don't really just sit and watch tv all that often.
Plus, I desperately needed to finish SOMETHING. I have a great need to cross things off my to-do list. And one thing I intended to do this year was finish a pair of socks a month and put them away in the Christmas basket (Harlot's idea). It will make December a little less crazy (yeah right)and will easily fill up Mom's stocking. So that's my plan. I grabbed some stash yarn and whipped up a pair of plain Vanilla socks. My own weird pattern (toe-up with the heel grafting on the bottom b/c that's where Mom wears them out the fastest!) Took me three days. I feel MUCH better!