It's finished! WooHoo! Must be the week for completing projects! And to think of all the pessimists I live with who thought I had started too many projects at once. HA. Proved you wrong (this time). :)
Last night I figured I could finish this one today. I thought I had as many rows as I wanted. I had to do my border, but figured I could accomplish that in about an hour. And I could have, had I not second-guessed myself.
I wanted to finish off with the yarn I still had, making this a 4 skein afghan (two of each color). But then when I laid it out next to an existing baby blanket, I thought it might be better to add a couple more rows, and then do the border. As it was, I would have either had brown on the ends and blue on the sides for the border, or else I would have had half shells of a different color (brown finishing off a blue shell) on the sides. Neither of those options sounded good, so I added another row of blue to each end, and a half row of brown to the beginning end to make it all whole shells of one color. That allowed me to finish the sides in blue too, so the whole border is one consistent color. Make sense? Probably not. But if you look at the picture, it doesn't look odd, which it would have if I hadn't added the extra rows.
Anyway, I didn't have much yarn before finishing off and I was pretty sure I was going to have to open a new skein of blue. And I did. About 15 inches from the end. ARGH. Oh well, guess I'll be keeping that one now. I had hoped to exchange the extra 4 skeins and for something of a different color. But now I can only exchange 3. Boo hoo. I guess that means I need to find a cute little sweater pattern to go with the blanket. Hmm. Maybe I ought to keep one of the brown skeins too ;) Teehee. Sounds like I just found another project to add to the list! Um, on second thought, maybe I'll just finish what I've already started so I can really brag that I haven't taken on too much (before adding more to the list)! Yep. Sounds like a plan.