I was finally able to finish it because of the Snowquester "storm" that rolled through the area yesterday. Now I understand that people west of the the DC area did get some significant snow fall. Me however, NONE, ZILCH, NADA, NOTHING!!!! I realize I am probably partially to blame. In anticipation for potentially 6 - 9 inches of heavy snowfall, I dug through our hand me down pile to find a snow suit that fit and a paid of snow boots that way to big but can work in a pinch. And I got this stuff out on Monday...Wednesday comes, yup, no snow, but it didn't stop the world from shutting down so mommy gets to stay home with the kiddos for the day. Which meant I took full advantage and finished that blanket! I hope you enjoy the pictures, though I took them on my phone so they aren't the best quality.
Now that I've completed one, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but yes, I would completely do one again. Now that I have a system down I can see myself doing it. And yes, I would do one to sell as well, but after calculating my time and material cost it isn't a cheap blanket. I did a brief comparison on Etsy and my price is well within the norm of what I found there. So bring on the custom orders, and I promise it won't take me 5 months to complete yours! But it is definitely not an overnight job.
Up next will be my plarn bag for a friend and then maybe I'll start working on one for my younger son since I'm not exactly happy how his hand knit blanket turned out (it's too small for my liking.)