I've been avoiding 'the blanket', the reason being - the edge and the unfinished bits. There's still one piece to concoct and one piece that doesn't look quite right because it's a solid block of colour. This will involve 'unpicking' - another task which I avoid.
I can never decide where to stop an edge and always keep going round and round until I feel I should stop. Then there is the agonising decision of how to 'finish off'. I don't particularly like fancy edging but wanted to do something I'd not tackled before. Whilst blog browsing I came across a simple picot edge that didn't look too flouncy but I'm afraid I wasted a little bit more time avoiding the blanket again and started something new. Here's the edging. It is taking me just over half an hour to complete each side. Now I've only two sides to go.
And here is the reason for my delay in finishing.
These are Granny Rose Squares. I found the pattern 'here' (via a circuitous route through Tangled Happy blog) whilst researching edging for blankets. Week 5 shows the picot edging I used. There is a link to Apple Blossom Dreams blog which shows the squares being used to make a picot edged cushion. Once I started on one square I couldn't stop.
I don't know what I'm going to make with them yet. I'm rapidly running out of coloured wool for my Nativity figures - whoops!
PS I've replied to the comments yesterday and hello to my new followers.