Okay. I understand the appeal of crochet. I've been knitting so long, I had completely forgotten how incredibly fast it is, especially with bulky weight yarn. Fast, I'll admit, is not normally a criterion for knitting pleasure for me. In fact, I often choose projects in smaller gauges to prolong the enjoyment (and stretch my yarn budget). But when you're making a blanket for a twin-sized bed, and using stash yarn, speed has certain advantages.
This is the result of less than two evenings of work. Each square is ten inches. I figure I need 35 of them, plus a border, to make a decent blanket. Even at my most intrepid and unrealistic, I would quail at the thought of knitting 35 ten-inch squares for a single project. But as you can see, I have seven squares after only two days, which, if my math skills are up to the task, means I am one fifth of the way done already. I'll let you in on a little secret if you promise not to tell. Each square is only 20 stitches by 20 rows. That's exactly the size I make my knitting swatches--which is generally less than a four-inch square. These are like knitting swatches on steroids. I almost feel guilty calling this project "handmade."