It seemed like such a great idea: a simple, beautiful pattern, combined with some luscious yarn from the stash, would inevitably result in a very special blanket for my sister’s new baby. Perhaps the yarn was a bit too luscious for a baby blanket, but hey, it was machine washable and it was languishing in a storage bin, so what else was I going to do with it? It’s not like they’ve stopped making yarn. Besides, the colour was just too gorgeous to keep in the dark.
Now I’m not so sure.
The yarn is still lovely, but maybe too…shiny for a baby blanket? Perhaps the tonal variations detract from the stitch pattern? Is the whole thing too much of a muchness, or is it just that it’s lace and cables and they always look wonky before blocking? Would my sister even use a lace baby blanket, whether or not it can go in the machine? Won’t the tiny fingers get caught in the holes?
Is it too late to pull out and start again? Am I fussing over nothing? Why is a baby blanket causing these furrows in my brow? If I use all my question marks now, what will I do for the rest of the month?
Is this, in fact, the blanket I want to be making?
This is far too much anxiety for one small blanket.