Oddly (or not really) the black looks more gray when the picture is washed out with a flash inside (these are number three and eight).
As of last Friday (April 22), Kay, the pattern designer, had donated $12,500 to Mercy Corps for Japanese relief. According to her:
Mercy Corps was curious about all the payments so they emailed me. I explained that it was proceeds of a knitting pattern. Dead silence, then: “I didn’t know a knitting pattern could be so…. lucrative!”
Pretty awesome for a $5 pattern! (You can see her finished project here.)
(Oh, in addition to Mitered Cross Blocks, I have made two baptismal blankets in the last seven weeks and finished up a couple of other things. So my obsession hasn't been totally single minded.)