# 01-18-2021

I’ve been working on this since the beginning of December and I have 11 octagons done. The pattern calls for 16, but I think I will do a 4x5 octagon blanket, so I’ll need 20. It feels like I have more than enough yarn.

I think I will start to do some of the squares so that I won’t end up doing the squares with all the same yarns that I bought the most of and that are left over. I want the colors to be well distributed throughout the different sized pieces.

I took the black and white photo to see how the color values were working. I want the blanket to look as though it has many different sized flower patterns all joined together, rather than looking like the same octagon just done in different colors. I think I am succeeding so far.

# 03-01-2021

I started 5 squares last night. So now I have the last 3 rows of about 7 squares. I haven’t worked on anymore octagons for a couple weeks.

# 04-25-2021

I’ve decided to make the blanket 4 octagons by 5 octagons. So that changes the numbers of each that I’ll need to make.

Octagons needed: 20

Octagons done: 15

Squares needed: 12

Squares done: 8

Triangles needed: 14

Triangles done: 0

Corners needed: 4

Corners done: 0

# 05-02-2021

Octagons needed: 20

Octagons completed: 19!

Squares needed: 12

Squares done: 9

Triangles needed: 14

Triangles done: 1

Corners needed: 4

Corners done: 0

# 05-09-2021

Octagons needed: 20

Octagons completed: 20

Squares needed: 12

Squares done: 12

Triangles needed: 14

Triangles done: 5, **as of 5/11** I have 11 finished out of 14.

Corners needed: 4

Corners done: 0

# 05-14-2021

All 20 Octagons done. All 12 squares done. All 14 triangles done.

2 corners done, 2 corners needed.

Realized while talking to Marsha that there is an edging to the blanket after I put it together. No wonder I have so much yarn left! LOL! Really Kelly, it does pay to at least skim the entire pattern before you start.