This think is HUGE! Much bigger than I thought it would be. When finished, it may be better for the stripes to go vertical on it. Each strip is about 7 inches. There will be 2 more stripes added after the pink one, currently being worked. I do have enough yarn to do 3 more stripes but really do not want to end with a white stripe. Baby will be able to use this blanket for many years. Her daddy still has the blanket I made him when he was born 23 years ago.
You can barely see the white/gray stitches on the far right, in front of the gold beads. That took me 2 nights to complete. My count was off so many times! I finally got it done with only 1 stitch being of a color it was not supposed to be. There are 3 colors in that little tiny section. Oy! The next section has been started and I have 2 colors done on it. It was put up because of the impending birth of our great grand daughter and the need to complete her gifts.
Hobby Lobby had their 30% off yarn sale this past week. Baby girl will be getting a sweater and hat also, to go with the blanket. Sweater, hat and buttons came to just under $10! As soon as the blanket is done, this will be cast on my needles. Thankfully, the pattern I use does not take long to knit up. My goal is to have everything done and mailed by the end of September. Baby is due early October.