I decided today that I would seam up my 6 squares instead of waiting until I’m done all 12. I am so proud of my half blanket! I think it looks really nice, but I may be biased…just a little. On Ravelry, I’ve seen lots of people complain about seaming and weaving in ends. Maybe it’s just because I’m a new knitter, but I don’t mind either at all. I almost find it calming. But then again, I’m not on a deadline or rushed in any way. I’ve been really pleased with the progress of my blanket. I am not a fast knitter by far. I usually try to knit at least a little bit every day, at least an hour or so. I’m trying to not push my wrist too far, because it’s been feeling quite good lately.
On another note, I also got new knitting needles! I ordered from Knit Picks and got the Try It set. It came with 24 inch cables, and pairs of size 6 wood tips, size 7 nickel tips, and size 8 acrylic tips. So far, I’m fairly impressed with them. I did dish cloths with the wood and nickel tips, and I’m doing my current afghan square on the acrylic tips. I don’t have a preference between the three yet, but from what I’ve read, most people have a definite preference. I’m sure it will come with time.