Hi! I came over from the Yahoo KAL and I'm up to row 87 on my second Hemlock. I knit my first in Cascade 220 held double and now I'm using Beaverslide Fisherman Weight.
I had great success on my first by using a dpn to do the bind off. Cap the right hand end of your circular (I use KnitPicks Options so this is really easy) and then use a dpn of the same size as your new right hand needle. You'll work off the left needle on your circular. It's a lot easier to turn your work because the end of your blanket isn't dragging on the right needle. If you think of it like knitting tiny rows of flat knitting and ignore the fact that most of the blanket is on a circular, it's not as scary.
Also, thanks to Mary's fabulous pattern extension, I am going to be continuing on for at least a few more repeats. I much prefer written instructions.
If it helps anyone, I rewrote the original and added Mary's extension, but I changed the pattern writing to show one repeat per round. Each round repeats eight times. It matches the chart and makes it easier for those who like to use stitch markers for the pattern repeats. Personally, I found it harder to keep straight if the asterisk for the repeat was in the middle of the instructions and then the last repeat had to be done differently. If you think it would help, you're welcome to visit: http://minou14.livejournal.com/8607.html
I love knitting this and plan to make even more to give away as gifts, but I want to knit an Egeblad for myself at some point. I love knitting lace, but not in laceweight yarn, so this is a lot of fun.