Actually, I ran out of yarn. So I'm calling it done! It's more square than rectangular, but it's a baby blanket after all, so I think it will do just fine. I really love the pattern now that I can see the whole thing, rather than having it all scrunched up on the needles. It looks so intricate, even though it is just four repeating rows, and only one of those required any sort of counting and attention.
There were times, however, in which I felt I was stuck in some sort of extreme knitting distraction reality show. I mentioned how I've been knitting while the kids play on the floor, which in reality goes something like this; I sit down, knit three stitches, and the little girl has to go potty. Put knitting down. Take care of potty. Pick knitting back up, and knit three more stitches. Then someone needs a drink, starts crying, or insists that since I'm sitting down, it must be time to read a book. I continue knitting (more fervently now) trying to get to a good stopping place before the next distraction strikes. At this point I really need to count stitches aloud so as not to lose my place. "One, two, three..." And my echo yells, "Three, four, seven, sixteen..." Then the baby makes his way over to my spot and yanks on my yarn. You get the picture. The blanket has mistakes. But, I'm not going for perfection here - just some nice, peaceful crafting time to keep my sanity. Obviously.
Well, the baby seems to like it and it's still very much winter here, so I'm not too terribly late in getting it to him. Now I can start on a shawl or maybe an Easter sweater I have in mind. Nothing too complicated, though! What's on your needles?