it's finally finished!! my 6 yo stepson got me a bunch of knitting stuff for christmas, but he was most proud of the ginormous speed stix he picked out! since they were a gift from him and i love him soooo much, i just had to find something to make with them (grudgingly!). i found a pattern for a blanket on lionbrands website and voila! i was 13 rows away from the end when i ran out of yarn. none of the joanns had it, so i had to order it on ebay. it came today and despite the fact that i'm behind on a baby sweater i'm making for a friend, i just HAD to finish!!!!!
the pattern did some crazy stuff w/ a cable needle, the best i can tell, midst all the fun fur, is that it made some diamond patterns. but, it's really hard to see them in the pictures. the blanket is huge, longer than me (which is no great feat since i'm only 5'1") so it's hard to get it in the picture, but anyway, here it is in all its glory!
the stripes are actually straight...
and an action shot on the couch