I finally finished the "figgy" blanket last night! hooray. although i started off with good intentions and an easy and supposedly fast pattern, i of course got distracted and the lovely thing was on hiatus for a month or so. Cherish's baby (she had a girl!) got a different present as a result, and my slow-poke self will now be presenting a new niece or nephew with this beautiful thing.
meanwhile, I had just finished washing the blanket and set it up to dry whilst in the process of making cheesy toast...and all of a sudden, I smelled something burning. no, not the blanket. the cheesey toast! awww, man...bye bye cheesey toast. I am just hoping the blanket doesn't take on the scent of burned toast as it dries.