As previously reported in a terse text post and a garbled phone post, mom won the election 61% to 39%, and I (finally) completed and gave her her birthday blanket. Here's a picture of City Council member Barbara Haller:
and here are some photos of the blanket (I took them before heading up):
The border is pretty curly and I wish I had had time to wash it and maybe do a little blocking. Still, I'm happy with how it came out.