Thank you, everyone!
Jan--I knit the back separately and then picked up both stitches from the front and back and knit the border. In fact, I had made almost a complete log cabin-type back, but didn't like it, so I started over. Figuring out what to do with the back was harder than deciding on the front!
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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