This stitch-along has reached as far as Australia and is a virtual success. So far I have heard from teams of friendly knitters making the blanket as a baby shower gift and solo knitters using their subway time wisely. No matter how far the Mystery reaches the hookup is taking place online through Ravelry.com, Facebook.com and the right here.
As a stash buster this project is right on time - in NYC Ultra Alpaca is currently ahead but this afternoon Karabella's Aurora 8 in a pale gray was the yarn of choice.
FYI, the front cover is the same for each volume being released, it does not represent the order in which you knit, but it is a map for sewing the blanket together. Unless you decide to map the squares out in your own way.
These images are from a few knitters that completed Volume One. As you know the stitches have come to you under the name of some of the worlds most prolific mystery writers - the true name of the stitches will be revealed at the end of the Mystery Blanket Stitch-Along.