I've only made 2 blocks for my blanket this month as I've decided that I'd better learn how to join them all together before I make too many more. I certainly can't face the thought of getting to the end of the CAL in December and having to start joining them all then.
I'm not a fan of the top block - it wouldn't lie flat until I blocked it and now the pattern is slightly twisted. I'm admitting defeat - it'll do!
The second block I love - it was fun to make and taught me a new stitch. Happy days! And it made me think that I need to hook a simple granny square for this blanket - that's effectively what the base for this second square is. It's on the list.
So for the last few days I've been researching how to join these squares up. The discussion forums on Ravelry are a gold mine of information on things like this for us newbies and I soon found myself clicking across to You Tube to watch some videos demonstrating joining techniques. I've opted for flat braiding and it's coming along slowly:
Due to a cold that refused to go away (although I'm feeling tons better today), I haven't made much progress on other projects. I have a jersey top cut out ready to sew, but I need to dig out my course notes to check what I'm doing with the overlocker before I dive in. I haven't used it since I did the course last autumn, so it's wise to wait till I've found the notes and my head is a bit clearer.
And my next priority is going to be turning some skull and crossbones fabric that I inexplicably have in my stash (zero recollection of where it came from!) into some pirate-y flags and things for a friend's nearly 4-year-old son's pirate-themed birthday. Better get my skates on ... the party is soon!