I've finished the knitting! With 7 weeks to spare before the baby is due. Yay me. I'm just waiting on the backing material before I attempt steeking for the first time. Steeking goes against the grain of every knitter. Putting scissors to all that hard work. But, yes, I have to sew 2 tight lines and make a cut in between those lines to make a flat piece of knitting...a blanket. Then I need to sew a backing on to it. Not exactly sure how I'm going to go about this.
Maybe I will sew, cut, steam block, cut a backing the same size and use binding the same as in quilting. I'm not sure how that will work as a blanket so I might have to make some ties too. We shall see.