I have made progress on the blanket, but it doesn't look any different to previous pictures, so I thought it was not worth another photo. Making my P socks has taken most of my knitting time the last week, but I am approaching the end of the blanket yarn ball so there is not much further to go.
I have been taking stats (because I am a nerd), at the minute each round has 536 stitches, takes 22 minutes and 10g. That is 2.46 seconds and 1.019g per stitch.
I have 54g left, so should get another five rounds which will take me up to row 68 of the pattern chart. I am going to add a new ball to work one more plain round then work the bind off.
Which brings me to the choosing part. I used a length of scrap yarn to work a sample of the border as given in the pattern, and also cast off a few stitches with a typical bind off.
I think the pattern bind off is too lacy, having looked at finished projects on Ravelry it makes a frilly looking edge that I am not keen on. I am currently thinking I will work a plain bind off instead; as a bonus it is much faster. I have also considered a picot type bind off, but am not overly keen on that either. Any opinions?