Winter is my favorite time to work on blankets. It's already warm and having a blanket in progress thrown across your lap while you cradle your hot beverage in your hands for warmth only adds to the experience. It should be my next holiday card.
A lot of people have asked how I make my black border and if that results in a lot of weaving in of ends. I made a video to show you how I do the border and how I knit in my ends as I go along.