So, I didnt announce whos blanket this was, but someone has correctly guessed by my hint that its a difficult colour to work with.
In short, black is a cow to work with en mas. Hence, I chose with this to do 5×5 blocks so I can keep track and not lose stitches, it also gives it a bit of texture which is fun, helps with counting too..
As you can see, Ive done around 15 rows there, so not much to see yet. This was the state at the end of 22nd Dec, (or first thing before starting 23rd)