The main reason it seems like much more than three years is because I have knitted an unbelievable number of baby blankets in that short amount of time. Eight to be exact.
It all began with this blanket knitted for my nephew, Landon. I started it with very little experience knitting anything, I had no pattern, and obviously no concept of the dimensions of a real baby blanket. Chris and I joked that it was more of a car-seat sized blanket as I rushed to finish it on our way to Massachusetts to visit the newest DeStratis member. If I remember correctly I actually had him pull into a parking lot a short way from Jason and Erin's house so I could get it off my needles and into a gift bag before we arrived. Good times.
Knitting, like any other creative hobby, is definitely two things. A constant learning experience; even experienced knitters have to take projects out and start over from time to time, and if they say they don't, they're lying. It is also a learn by doing experience and seven blankets later I can see a huge improvement in my knitting skills.