why many knitters are so enthusiastic about knitting mitered squares. I read comments on this pattern before I started, and some people who were making a solid colored afghan said that the process was boring. However, using the Boku, with its ever-slightly-changing shades of colors and its thick and thin handspun like texture, adds variety to the absolutely mesmerizing process. My photo is a little blurry, but it was the best choice to show the colors. I have knitted seventeen squares of 176—all of the first two rows.