|Frodo admiring the blanket :)|
So about the blanket, I originally started a different pattern but there was too much stockinette stitch and garter stitch mixed and the fabric created wasn't flat. As you know, blocking acrylic blends is nearly impossible so I ripped that project out and started again.
Second time around, I picked my tried and true no nonsense personal pattern. I alternated six knit stitches with six purl stitches for six rows then flipped the pattern to create a series of knitted and purled blocks. I've used this for baby blankets many times and love the simplicity of the design.
The blanket size is three feet wide by five feet long and it's a perfect throw size for my son's apartment.
Ravelry notes are here