Here are the last 2 squares of the Lizard Ridge afghan. I finished them last week after my return from Virginia.
This morning I decided it was high time to pull ALL the squares out, and get the blocking party started. All those lumps and bumps from the use of short rows will need to be taken care of before I connect the squares.
In the very back of the cabinet (which was hard to reach), I found something. An extra skein of yarn. I thought to myself how smart it was to buy one extra skein just in case something happened and I needed it.
I meandered into the laundry room, where I have a nice big sink for soaking knitting projects, and I proceeded to toss the squares into like piles. I ended up with this initial sorting of colors. Muted tones, blues and greens, brights, and a darker group.
As I was sorting them I kicked myself for not already taking care of all those hanging ends you see. For the last 8 or 10 squares I did them as I went. Clearly I was not as smart in the beginning of this project as I am now. Before I carried them back into the dining room to work in the ends, I counted them.
Twenty-three??? I counted again. Twenty-three!!! Crappity-crap-crap-crap. Extra skein my eye!
It appears that once I get done working in the ends, I am going to be casting on 43 stitches and beginning the actual last square.