GG -- i think this had much more to do with your creativity and ability than my learning and whining, but i'll take the thanks just the same
there's a study in psychology, of limitations and how/why constraints make people more creative. whether it's time, space, words, colors, budget, etc... instead of freedom always brings out our creative side, sometimes, limitations are what inspire the best ideas. then again maybe that's just my way of trying to get out of practicing!
ok, back to it... determined to get this blanket done before yet another of my cousins has yet another baby. -- X