Blue Skies is finished!
If you remember my original plan, you will note that there are something less than 35 squares here. In fact, there are only 20. I did not run out of yarn or motivation. But I've been sewing the squares together as I go, and when I reached 20, my younger son asked me if I could please stop, since it was already so heavy he was having trouble carrying it around. This seemed like a reasonable request to me. I was planning to make it big enough to cover his whole bed, but if his plan is to carry it around for snuggling, a smaller blanket makes more sense. So I stopped and put on the border. Again, you may recall that the original plan was a cream colored border, and I did in fact do an entire edge in cream before deciding that I didn't like it. The cream was too stark a contrast with the blue and brown. After a little consideration, I came up with the border you see, which I like much better. But the important thing is what my son thinks of it.
The night I finished it, I took it upstairs and draped it over him while he slept. He immediately curled up in it and smiled hugely in his sleep. I think he likes it.
Yarn: 20 skeins of KnitPicks Twirl (10 each in Summer Sky and Earth).
Needles--I mean, Hook: Size L plastic
Finished size: 46" x 56"
Weight (just for kicks): 2 kilos; about 4.5 pounds.