The blue afghan is finished. I find that I like this one better than any I have made because of the size (smaller) and the feel. The basket weave stitch has always been the warmest that I have found, but it always seemed a little stiff...perhaps that was the yarn I was using. This one, with the pattern laid in from the top to the bottom, is softer and drapes better. I wanted to put a larger white border around it, but alas... I was too frugal when I bought the yarn. So I opted for a crab stitch border that makes a wonderful cording around it.
Now I must find another evening project...grin