I needed(!) to knit, and had some Aunt Lydia's Sugar and Cream cotton in "Knit for the Cure Pink," so, without a specific plan, I cast on for a mitered square. It used less than a whole ball, and turned out kinda cute. Why stop with a washcloth when other square things are available. I used to work with a young man who is about to become the father of a baby woman. I could knit him a nice burp cloth! Two and a half more squares later, I ran out of "Knit for the Cure Pink." Without a second thought, I toddled off to Joanne's and bought some more varigated pink. Unfortunately, not quite the same. But close enough. After finishing all 4 squares, I wanted to use up the end of the yarn, so I picked up around the edges and knitted around, increasing two stitches at the corner every other row. That was nice! I bought some more varigated pink. Then it occurred to me that stockingette curls, so I wanted a nice flat stitch pattern, And since it was headed toward blankie size, I decided to add in some white cotton I already had. Knit row all even- numbered rows with white, increasing a stitch at either side of the corner markers. All odd numbered rows: k1, p1 all the way around with varigated yarn no increases. Kinda purdy, ain't it?
It's a mite small for a blankie, but newborns are kinda small too. And the soft, machine-wash cotton should be good for an August infant.
I can knit again! Waaahhhooooooo!