Ok, Ann, I promised to be in my photo once I got my blanket finished and here it is!
Thanks again for all the help figuring out this 'X' cable stitch. I wouldn't have the courage to try these harder patterns if I didn't know Sue, Pearl, Cti, and others were out there waiting to help when I get stuck! It made for a nice thick blanket though it did use a lot of yarn. (Over 10 skeins of Lion Brand Wool.) My hubby took the photo for me and did the closeup inset of the border, (don't ask me how; I'm not the computer whiz he is!) I really wanted to do more than one color on the border as Cti suggested, but I didn't have a color that would work at home since I was working on this pretty late most nights.
This will go out in the mail this week.
Shirley (off to rest my wrist)