I've some friends who are expecting so I've found some squishy, washable yarn and a baby blanket pattern that I like. I cast on last night and realized that this is the first square baby blanket I'm making by myself. I've made a round one, and the square one I helped with was using big needles and thick yarn.
This one is DK weight and size 6 needles. I'm really glad that I have seven months to finish it. The pinwheel isn't discouraging at the beginning because it grows so quickly; it's only at the end when you want to pull your hair out.
It is rather disheartening to have knitted for about four hours and have only a one inch strip to show for it. Also, since I'm trying to completely switch to knitting continental it is taking even longer. (I'm not left handed either.)
I should be done by the time the baby is here.