I'm very pleased to report that I have now finished the Leaping stripes and blocks blanket. I love the overall effect; because of the way it is constructed, it is a very dense and warm blanket even though it is done in double knit. It is 32 inches by 36 inches, and weighs 420 grams.
Compared with other blanket patterns, this one grows very slowly, and it took much longer to make than I originally thought it would. But I enjoyed making it nonetheless.
I am also knitting the final sleeve of the aran cardigan that I showed in my last post. Because I have done so well with my WIPs, perhaps I can be forgiven for making a penguin hat as well (classic procrastination tactic, I know!). We received a consignment of buttons in the scrapstore, and they looked so much like eyes that I had to try them out. I used Repeat Crafter Me's pattern, although I changed the beak a bit. Aren't the buttons just exactly right for eyes?