I have my kit and my pattern, but I am forcing myself to NOT cast on until I finish my current blanket project. The struggle really is real. I can find all sorts of reasons to start this blanket post haste - with one of my high schoolers planning to manage the basketball team and the other planning to try out for the basketball team (at two different high schools, thankyouverymuch!), I foresee a lot more time in the car over the next few months, and this blanket would just be perfect for driving around in what will surely be a cold New England winter.
I'm paying attention to those who are knitting the blocks as per the instructions and those who are knitting two blocks together (one long strip), because I'm curious as to whether it makes much difference in the finished product.
I'm also wondering, for those of you who have started, whether you are tracking rows by counting garter ridges, or whether you are using a counter. I think either way works, but each time I use one method, I find myself miscounting and wishing I'd used the other method, which suggests it's just my own little brain glitch.