An update on my crochet: The following is what I wrote on the Champagne and Socks Ravelry group last night:-
I’m on the third last border round of the Jabyblanket, and In what I can only assume is a fit of nerves relating either to whether I will run out of yarn, or a dislike of the large gauge and the current look of the border, I have rationalised setting that project aside for another repeat of the same pattern for a baby who is in fact due before the Jade Baby. This will probably be the final time I do this pattern for a while, but it works up very quickly and takes very little concentration, which is a benefit when one realises that there is a baby due around Easter, while the one whose blanket is finished is not due until June. Prioritisation, I suck at it.This morning, while I was taking photos of yarn (I'm trying to put my stash into Ravelry as well as clearing up my craft room etc), I was looking at the photos of the Elphieblanket and realised that the problem with the Jabyblanket is that I've missed a treble in each group. Sigh.
(Photo is of the stuff up of the border.)
On the other hand, it explains why I thought the border looked odd - it *was* odd. And I'm glad I put it down because it means there's less to pull out.
Having sorted that out, I may in fact pick it back up tonight and frog back the mistake and get into fixing this, despite realising that I've been making up these blankets in the wrong 'birth order', so to speak.
So then there's the new project: yet again the same pattern, this time with a ply and hook in between the very small Elphieblanket and the very large Jabyblanket. Currently using a very cheap hook, because I'm not sure where my tin of good quality hooks has gone (somewhere in the craft room, no doubt.) Doesn't look like much at the moment, but it will grow rapidly, I'm sure.
Finally - one of the additional reasons why this may be the last time for a while I work on this pattern? The pattern itself got attacked by the kittyboys last night and has a couple of rips in important places. Oops.