I did finally manage to finish part 8 later on Monday and, although the weather was atrocious and the light levels very low, I managed to get an acceptable photograph so I could continue with part 9 that evening.
The reason I had not managed to finish it sooner was the last but one round. I was concentrating on not missing any stitches along the sides but not sufficiently checking that I was getting the tricky corner stitches correct.
Theses are how they ought to look.
One of the things that I wondered as I worked on the eighth part was “are the corners becoming too exciting?”
I was following the rules I had set myself for interpreting the colours for the different stitches, but wondered if I was getting too much red and pink. However Part 9 won’t have any red or pink and I think I will like the finished look.
So this is how the whole blanket looks now.
The edging would make quite a nice border had I wanted to stop here and indeed I thought the same of the last row of scallops for part 7.
Part 9 looks quite boring but after the ‘exciting’ corners of part 8. I hope it will just finish it off nicely. Not sure when that will be though. Tuesday evening my hands started hurting. I may have to go slow.