Well, actually I did need one.
I finished the doll sweater for Lil' Farm Gal, (project 9) and so I decided to cast on the size 11/12 for Lil' Farm Gal herself. In spite of the off-white baby blankie (more on that later) still in progress, I needed something that is less of a dirt magnet than the off-white for when I am going on a road trip with Hubby.
Both are the same yarn; same skein so far. I guess the background color messes with the camera. I did that much Tuesday while I was mulling options on the off-white blankie.
I decided against the purple ceramic buttons. A friend at Knit Nite advised me that they are more likely to chip on a machine washable sweater. So I will did out the pink ones I found, and use those. That means I won't need to buy yarn for the stripe and lace on the blankie, but can use the pink left from the previous blankie. The purple can wait for a hand wash wool sweater.
I estimate the blankie is about 15 inches on each side right now. I will add the stripes as I get closer to the edge. I think a narrow strip, and then more white before the lace will work the way I want.
So even though I have been starting lots of things lately, they have been quick things. Like I said before, baby knitting is fast. Doll knitting is even faster.