My blanket is done! It wove very quickly. I had sore back muscles after the first evening of weaving...that extra stretch to the sides to reach the shuttle!...but I was able to weave the next day, and the next, and soon it was done!
Twisting the fringe took some time, but eventually it too was done!
I wet finished the blanket with a warm water/detergent soak, followed by a warm water rinse.
Here's a close-up of the edge I added to the pattern. The green & black stripes were my idea. I love the little stars that showed up in the corners!
And, here is the finished blanket in it's living space. It has already been used to cuddle under.