Here are some photos to show you the blanket and my progress.
This is what the individual square looks like:
It's got a really fun texture. The squares are placed to each other going in alternating directions, like so:
I know this first chunk is a little wobbly looking, but as I continue to join them, they are squaring off really nicely. You can see this in the shot of the first two rows:
I haven't looked too closely at the instructions for the border yet, but they appear to be a reiteration of the square's pattern, so that should come out looking really nicely.
My husband would like me to point out that I nearly beheaded myself taking this last photo (I was standing on the bed to get a good shot and almost walked into the ceiling fan, which was definitely on at the time). It's all in the name of crochet though, so totally worth it.
I hope you all have a really great holiday week. I am looking forward to my Friday off that's for sure.
Happy Independence Day all.