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I’ve completed Block 1 of Moogly CAL 2016 – The Flame Square. Enjoyed it very much, I must say.

Here it is with the color combos I chose –

Moogly Block 2 of 1

The pink is actually a hot Pink. And very vibrant which doesn’t reflect in my picture. I like the overall effect, though. There was a bit of imperfection in one of the corners where most of the rounds start. I doubt it will be all that noticeable when they all come together.

But, my block turned out to be only 9 inches; 3 inches short of the ideal 12 inches. I thought blocking might increase it to 12. One of the Ravelry group members explained to me that 9 to 12 is a long stretch and to just leave it be as the whole block would get distorted beyond recognition. So as long as I use the same hook and yarn for the rest of the project, it doesn’t matter. Just that my afghan will not turn out as large as everybody else’s. And I would probably have to add on more blocks if I do want a large one.

Will see about that later.

But I still need to block to straighten out the square. And that’s going to be the hard part for me. I’ve never done it before. So until the next block is revealed (can’t wait!), my eyes will be glued to You Tube to find out how blocking is done. I hope I don’t ruin this 🙂