68 squares (done) + 6 (to go) = 74 squares + binding stitches, and a border(?) January 13
**Update :: January 13**
Now I see that the pattern definitely requires at least two more squares all the way around, which would be what? Thirty-six for one pass, and forty for another?! I can get no more than five squares per skein, so that adds up to fifteen?? more skeins?? In other words the most expensive blanket in the world? How do knitters do it? Never mind... It seems to me that lap blankets are quite lovely, good for winter comfort, and summer nights, after all.
Will that be long enough? Maybe I will add squares on either end.
Here is the tutorial I used for the granny squares. And I do see that learning how to block my squares is absolutely essential. Any tutorials or tips you can share on blocking will be most welcome, thank you!
**Update :: January 31**
Long delay, because I ran out of the pink yarn. Was loath to make the long drive to the craft store that sells this particular brand. But! Lo! And Yeah! Jo-Anns sent coupons for their online yarn sale, and now I have some pink yarn ordered. It will be another week before it arrives, but then I'll be back to finishing squares, again.
**Update :: February 16**
At last the new yarn was delivered, so I can pick up where I left off. Time to finish: 3 gray(2) dk raspberry(2) pink(2), then
3 gray(2) dk raspberry(1) pink(3)
**Update :: February 18**
Gah! Now what??