Except for tucking in a few a whole lot of ends, which may or may not GET tucked in, the worsted mitered blanket is finished. It ended up being a large lap size...11 x 14 mitered squares. (Each mitered square started out with 31 stitches.) This truly is a scrappy blanket...I grabbed partial balls and skeins from leftovers of previous projects...there were a couple whole skeins from a sweater kit that lost the love before I had a chance to make it. If I thought a colour looked like it might even remotely 'go' with the others, it was added. Of course, the PURPOSE of this blanket was to use up those odd balls, not to be beautiful. BUT....
the blanket was nearing completion, and it was quite obvious to all involved (that would be me and Freddy, who was certain there simply HAD to be at least one ball band he had overlooked) that in the use-up-the-yarn department, I was failing badly. I had quite a few happy-dance moments, though, when I totally used up a mini ball of yarn. I was slowly making progress, but had many more miters to go to make a serious dent in the pile. I could continue to add squares and end up with something so big and so heavy that it wouldn't be real useful, OR....I could try something.
I'm not a crocheter (although I've crocheted grannies for several blankets--and this and this and this one oh, yeah, this one---this one, and Freddy's favorite...maybe I AM sort of a crocheter). I've crocheted enough, anyway, to know that crocheting uses wayyyyy more yarn than knitting does. Perfect. I'll crochet a border of Granny squares. And then, crochet a border around the whole thing. That should do the trick.
So much for that bright idea.
(No, I don't want matchy-matchy pillows. No, I don't want to add another round of grannies. I'm really done with this project. Maybe a couple of random/stripey seamen's scarves for the Christmas at Sea charity??? Maybe. Not now. Later. I'm really done with this yarn. DONE. Fini. It's a wrap. Over. Ended. Get it???)