Opptuna was a great travel project and a quick knit! This is a christening gift for my newest nephew, Spencer. I used up the scraps for my ongoing square collection. The diagonal square was fun - just cast on 1, next and every row, y/o and knit to the end. When the sides measure 8", KSP and knit to the end every row. I borrowed the idea from the colorful afghan in Handknit Holidays.
Another reason to knit squares - they are like a little souvenir of the project, especially when it is a gift you may never see again!