Some of the yarn is nicer than the others. The Wendy Merino is so soft and lovely to use and the King Cole Merino is nice - and familiar as this is what I used in my other blanket - but I had to buy quite a few different makes to get the colour range.
I've been crocheting in every spare moment since Friday afternoon and have done 32 squares so far. 16 of them have their outer cream edging and the other 16 are waiting patiently for it!
I can't seem to show in my photos just how nice these colours look together. I'm very happy with my little "tiles" - they almost remind me of Moroccan ceramic tiles.
Every Saturday morning Dot and I go to knitting group at Ring a Rosie, and every time we pop into Costa Coffee on the way there for a Skinny Cappuccino. While we are standing in the queue we "select" all the cakes and biscuits and treats that we are going to have that day.
We usually pick at least 6 each - and when the queue is longer we stand near the sandwiches and hot paninis and choose a range of them too.
As we are both on a diet and also trying to economise, we never actually buy anything to eat - but we enjoy the game :o) Right now I could eat one of those lemon tarts in the middle of the photograph - yummy!
It is a really lovely Saturday morning ritual with Dot - and very occasionally Daisy too. I just need to persuade Fred and Mr Locket to learn to knit and then it can be a full family affair!