I've come to the last bit of the afghan from hell and I'm stumped. I'm almost out of the merino boucle and mohair loop. I need to save some of each to do the fringe. However, I don't think it's wide enough. Not for two to cuddle together. That's kind of how I picture this fabulous blankie being used on a cold winter's night.
So, do I knit to the bitter end and use only 2 yarns to fringe with or do I stop now while I still have enough to make fringe from all of the yarns? It's frustrating to get this far and not know how I want to finish. I'm also having a tough time saying goodbye to this yarn. It's been so wonderful to work with and when I'm done, it's going to live in a new home. Of course, it's a home I go to quite frequently so at least I'll have visitation rights.
It seems I've been working on this forever. In truth, I only started in earnest in April. Most of the time, it sat in a bag in my living room while I knit a sweater (still not done), scarves, hats, fingerless gloves and competed in Sock Wars III.
It's officially time to say adios to this rather warm and smooshy item. Maybe 2 more pattern repeats then a nice little bath. For the blankie, not me. The Panopticon did a great little post on how and why we block. Like swatching, it's something I always do. The instructions say this will block out about 10-15 % larger so that should help my final measurements. This piece calls for blocking with a steam iron and pressing cloth. Since it's been all over the place, I'm going to give it a bath in Soak and then pin it to place on my high tech blocking board which doubles as my antique dining room table. Don't worry, I'll put the pads on the table first.