It's done! My secret blanket is finished and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. It was a simple knit, mostly done while putting my son to sleep. Which is also the reason it took so long. I was knitting in the dark, and didn't notice a rather visible mistake that was made at the beginning until I was almost half-way done. Not much to do but frog the whole thing and start over - after a small break. When I started over again the blanket took me around two weeks to complete. 20 mm needles and thick yarn = instant gratification.The pattern can be found on my ravelry page.
Now the blanket has been handed over. I hope all the care infused into making it lingers in each strand and stitch.