Thanks for all your advice regarding the crochet blanket. In the end I pestered the rest of the Lockets who unanimously agreed that they liked the non-bordered squares best so I have been busily crocheting along and I'm now running out of wool so I'll have to have a shopping trip later in the week. Shame.
I've never quite got the hang of joining the squares as you go so I am chaining them together and it looks ok. Not professional and smart but ok enough for me. I would have liked to have joined more but I have run out of the turquoise wool that I am using.
What is really interesting is how very different it now looks compared to Julie's blanket that inspired it. The colours started out similar but the growing blankets are so far apart! I love the calm, serene nature of Julie's blanket but I also love the rather more chaotic and loud blanket that I am now making and I'm still incredibly grateful to Julie for inspiring me and helping with the colour choice.
In knitting news I have finally finished my Candlepower socks
This is a gorgeous pattern - definitely my favourite sock pattern so far and I'll be knitting some more before too long.
The only problem now is that I have been spoilt for other sock patterns. I have cast on three times with this gorgeous "heather and thistle" yarn
and have finally decided to knit this pattern but I'm not loving it as much as the candlepowers.
I'm hoping to get quite a bit done as part of Socktoberfest so I'd better get off here and get knitting!