I’ve gotten a lot of squares stitched together. Two of the four panels are completely done and the other two are almost there. Working in sets of 3 squares, I sewed a row of the first 3 from panel #1 together. Then the first 3 from panel #2. Then those two 3-square rows were stitched together, creating a big block of 6. Then I tackled the bottom 3 squares of panels #1 and #2. etcetera. Traditionally, sewing things together is my least favorite part of the process. But I have to say that excitement for seeing all of the pieces assembled has been spurring me on.
To finish the lap blanket off, I’ll be adding a deep blue crocheted border (shell stitch, maybe) and a flannel backing to help the knitting hold its shape with use.
In the knitting queue is a Beaded Scarf, but I won’t even let myself string the beads onto the yarn until the Lizard Ridge afghan is closer to finished. Don’t want to break the momentum of focus. … Ah-hah! There’s that phantom concept: focus! Funny how it crops up when I least expect it!