Here is a corner of the afghan I just finished knitting in lieu of buying those Snuggies. (The Snuggies, etc., however, arrived after all, four weeks after Christmas.)
The color is actually deeper than in the picture; it's burgundy in some lights, and what I call "Chinese Red" in other light.
The outer border is, of course, crocheted. Inner border is an oblique, open basket weave. Main body of the blanket is a straight up-and-down, closed basket weave.
It's about 4.5 feet wide and 5.5 feet long.
I'm giving it to Ero. This saint, this darling woman, was recently diagnosed with liver cancer, inoperable, and the other day I noticed she needs a pretty blanket.
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