The Porcupine Blanket is finally done, or at least I've finally finished knitting the bulk of it and all that's left is the trim. First it needs to be washed and blocked in preparation of the trim. I'll do this before what's left of Isaac makes its way to Michigan. By the weekend, I'm fairly certain it will be wet around here--not that we're complaining-- and I won't be able to count on the blanket drying well. Today is the day for blocking, and I will be attaching the fringe, for as Rose stated in the comments from Sunday's post, all of that fringe is what drew me to the blanket in the first place.
In the comments of that post, most thought it would be fine to leave it fringeless for the safety of the baby, or that it looked good unadorned. It was a mixed bag of opinion, so I put it to a bigger vote on Ravelry, and here are those results:
Out of 368 votes, 191 fiber artists agree with Rose: put the fringe on the blanket. There were many comments about baby safety, so I'm thinking this will be finished as a wall hanging with a rod pocket sleeve. I'll also give the mom a quilt hanger so it'll eventually make its way to a wall.
I'm working the midnight shift Saturday, which is really Friday night into Saturday morning. With luck, I'll finish attaching the fringe during those hours, but first I need to find the book so I can reference the pattern. For the life of me, I don't know where it might be.
One last note...this morning, I caught Leo--red pawed--standing on the dining room chair. He was trying to be silent while he was reaching across the table to snatch a piece of cheese. BUSTED!