... that this is the last post in which I'll mention Lizard Ridge.
Here are the details:
Pattern, Laura Aylor on Knitty.
22 balls of Noro Kureyon.
1 and a bit skeins of Rowanspun Aran for sewing up and border.
5mm knitting needles.
4.5mm crochet hook for sewing up and borders.
Here's a (blurry) close up of the back showing the crochet seaming. I seamed 4 blocks into strips along their short sides then seamed strips together.
And here's the finished blanket (pre-blocking). The border was two rounds of crochet, one double crochet and the second triple crochet (British notation - I think). The seaming didn't use too much yarn, but I couldn't believe how much the border took - almost 200m!
Finally, here's an almost action shot of the blocking (with Splat inspecting my work). I had planned to pin out the blanket, then spray it with water until it was thoroughly damp, but this failed miserably. I couldn't spray it enough for the water to penetrate and my hand was aching from working the spray bottle so I reverted to plan B. As the blanket was already pinned out and I couldn't face unpinning it, dumping it in the bath, then putting it on a low spin in the washing machine, I left it where it was, soaked a bath towel and layered this over the blanket, making steam with a very hot iron. I then left it pinned out overnight to dry. This worked almost as well as a proper wet block would have and I'm really pleased with the results.
The finished dimensions are approximately 5 feet by 5 feet which presented me with real space problems for blocking in my tiny wee house!