Can you even believe it!? I actually got my Tawashi finished! It is not perfect by any means...kinda wonky looking really....but it's done. I got a tad bit confused because I was trying to do more than one thing at a time. I got it now so the next one should (I hope) be much better.
Here's a little close-up of the border. You crocheters can tell me if it looks right...if you can tell. It's not the best photo.
Brian...sorry to spoil your trip to warmer, greener Southern states. At least I finally made some progress.
Thanks everyone! Once again, your encouragement is the best motivation I have ever had!