When I was pregnant with Eli (who is now 2!!) I started knitting a cotton throw blanket. I didn't have a pattern, my friend had one that I liked so I borrowed it and counted stitches and rows etc. I cast on 150 stitches and started my moss stitch. Each row took me about 45mins to knit!! I was cruising along alright but after awhile, as you can imagine I started to lose a little interest and get a bit bored with it (and started other knitting projects).
Every now and then I would get it out and do a bit more. Then Eli joined our family and then the desire and the need to have a blanket decreased each day.
Then 2 years on, my sister announced that she was pregnant. Out came the blanket again - I was on a mission to get it finished for this baby. After running out of cotton and then going all over town to try and find more that matched, I finally got the knitting all finished! BEFORE Jimmy arrived.
It then sat in a pile on my sewing desk for a few months till he actually arrived and I was gently prompted by my sister to finish it. I was going to try and make binding till I discovered blanket binding. How cool is this stuff. Once I had this it took me all of 15 mins to finish.