My knitting mojo has been a bit low of late, so I took a break and decided to crochet the other block of my Tangled Threads set. I crocheted the first block way back in December. In between I had pulled my copy of Crocheting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti off of my shelf and picked up some left over yarn and a crochet hook and done some practicing. I am happy to say that it paid off. This block definitely went faster, even with having to rip back a couple of times because of mistakes. It is also exactly 8 inches.
Here are the two blocks side by side. The eagle-eyed observer will note that the first block (on the right) is a little smaller than the second block. I haven't decided if it will be an issue yet or not.
Pattern: Tangled Threads by Melinda Miller (part of The Unique Sheep Crochet Block of the Month Club)
Yarn: The Unique Sheep Luxe in Golden Rod and Red Sorrel
Hook: 2.75 mm (C)