Because it's pretty much consuming my free time. Mostly due to the fact that I can't do it very well. I'm not really much of an "over achiever" but when I do decide to do something I want to do it WELL!
My mother, bless her soul, tactfully suggested that I might want to "practice my technique" before starting such a complicated and potentially ego-shattering project as a baby blanket. I humored her and discovered that her advice, as usual, was sound. I have managed to complete two swatches of knitted catastrophy so far.
Here is a picture:
Well done, no? Did you note the large-ish hole? How about that area where there appears to be no pattern what-so-ever? See that? Well, scoff away but this particular piece of calamity happens to be perfectly suitable for a pony's cape. Observe:
I'd say that's a silver lining - especially for CoCo the pony!