These are the eight blocks I did for the Mystery CAL. The purple ones are for John's scrap afghan, and the cream ones are done in the "called-for" yarn. The hook is my new Addi hook. I think I'm going to like it a lot. I learned years ago to hold my hook like a pencil, but I'm trying to change my hold to the knife method. It's seems to be easier on the hands. This hook style is perfect for that. Not so much for the pencil method.
I've finished the 16 blocks I needed for clue 3 and the 8 blocks for clue 4. I'm doing two afghans, one scrappy and one with the recommended yarn. I think this fellow has staked his claim. He's on top of the scrappy blocks and a shawl I just finished but haven't yet blocked.