I just wanted to share this with you all. After 2 days and countless false starts, I finally remembered how to start the blanket! And I was right, once you do the start part...the rest is super duper easy. Its the first 4 main support stitches that require something slightly different. The rest just falls into place after that!! YEAH!!
It goes fairly fast once you get the hang of it, and you redevelop the calluses and the desensitivity to the pain in your fingers. lol I'll try to post every sunday at least one photo of the blanket as it grows. Right now there will be rather dramatic differences every day so I might update on the tail end of wednesday and then again on sunday. :)
To be honest though, its a good thing this is for just fun and to have an extra blanket...cause there are an awful lot of um "loose" interpretations when it comes to the exact stitch count.