I finished the inside of this afghan last month (last year) using the continuous flat braid join from the tutorial on cypress textiles (here). I had to wait a few days into the new year for the border book (Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman), but it was worth the wait. This border was exactly what I wanted, and I finished it today. I love this afghan and it's mine! I made it for myself. I'm sure more creations will ensue to give to family and friends, but for now I've made myself a very nice present.