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I am in another afghan square swap, and this one is going a bit better than the last one. I finished my sixth square today. It looks like this:

As you can tell, it needs blocked and the ends woven in. Right now, though, I can only block one square at a time and one of these squares is currently pinned out.

So the granny will have to wait. I like the fun fur accent though. It's kind of fun. I found some fun fur and eye lash yarn in the stash cart at Yarnology for this project, and when I get the chance I will be checking it out again.

Here are the other blocks I have done:

Not too shabby, I don't think! :D The last two are all blocked and labeled and everything already. You have no idea how much this pleases me. :)

Hopefully I can keep this streak going. I would love to be the first one to be finished and have her squares submitted.


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