I finished the blanket!
Those last couple rounds felt like they took forever, but I really like the final product! My mind is full of ideas on how to use this stitch for shawls and scarves and all sorts of wonderful things!
I did deviate from the pattern a little bit in the end. If you remember my first post about this blanket, I had two colors of yarn, one for the blanket, and another for the edging. I ordered my yarns online, and onscreen, the bright blue edging was going to look awesome with my lemon swirl blanket. That little skein of bright blue sat in my crochet area (that is, it sat on the floor in front of my spot on the couch) as I worked on the blanket, and the more I stitched, the less excited I was to add that blue border. So, I made a little change. I used my blanket yarn for the border, and I am pleased with the end result—much happier than I would have been with the bright blue. I’ll find a use for that blue yarn at some point.
Maybe, in the years to come, the little baby who receives this blanket will think, “Man, this blanket would look way better with a solid border,” and that little baby can add that border to it him or herself. That would be pretty cool.
The blanket is on its way to Warm Up America now. I washed it before I put it in the mail, and that blanket felt so soft when I took it out of the dryer that I was momentarily tempted to keep it for myself.
Until next time,