Finally finished this thing! After the yarn dye lot mishap here, I ripped out the first blanket, and went to work making white grannies. The yarn differences were not as noticeable worked in a block as opposed to crocheting in rows. Phew!!
It didn't turn out as big as I had originally hoped, but there was no way I was going to buy more yarn and throw a third dye lot in there. I ended up using some teal blue in the border to make it go a bit farther. The very edge of the blanket is done up in blanket embroidery stitch with a big needle and length of yarn. I used Hobby Lobby" I love this cotton" with a G hook and made five rounds, joining each together as I went along. The teal is Naturally Caron Joy.
When I was done my daughter claimed it for her couch, so it now has a new home.
My last little chick has just left the nest! He will be heading off to University of California Santa Barbara in a few months! (sniff) As you can see, my daughter was very happy for her little brother!
And I'm a proud mama!!