I’ve finally assembled the Five By Five blanket. It’s lacking an edging and the ends aren’t woven in but it’s currently usable. So, I marked it as complete on my Ravelry page.
The Maternal Parental is actually using it right now. She says it’s quite warm too. I like how soft and squishy it is to walk, and by extension sit, on.
I think I’m going to keep it simple and just go with a single crochet border in blue yarn to match the center. It’s elaborate enough without a super elaborate edging.