Block is one of those great old words that sounds like what it means: like a stump, like a chunk, like a stop. But in spite of all that solidity, my blocks are progressing.
I've completed three for Molly's Afghan and have decided to think ahead, beyond the blocks, to the point a few months from now when I am faced with 63 individual squares and the task of putting them all together.
From the Learn to Knit Afghan Book: Basketweave (#3) and Garter
Stripe (#1) and a wild card square--
I'll do what finishing I can as I go: weave in the ends, wet block, and edge with the contrasting color. Today I merely steam blocked to see what the dimension of the square would be: 8.5 X 8.5 inches. A bit larger than my estimate, but not so much as to radically alter the size of the finished item. As long as I keep to my gauge, I should have plenty of yarn.
I've assembled granny square afghans before, and the sewing or crocheting together isn't all that onerous, particularly in the presence of some bingeworthy television.
So I am looking forward to how righteously smug I'm going to feel when it comes time to put it all together. Here's hoping that smugness doesn't go before a stumble.