Thank you all for your advice on my blanket - I decided to follow the majority opinion and go with the simple chain edge (which, if I'm honest, was exactly what I hoped people would say - I just didn't have the confidence to rip out all the scalloping without a bit of bloggy back-up)
and very beautiful - if I'm allowed to say that myself?
But there is still the messy job of sewing all the threads in to do - I imagine I will be working on it for quite some time.
Now that I consider the blanket to be finished my thoughts naturally turned to what I wanted to crochet next and I lay in bed for ages last night thinking and thinking about colour choices.
Because colour preference is a truly personal thing isn't it?
When Julie blogged about her new crochet blanket project I was completely overwhelmed by her colour selection - I loved it and couldn't sleep one night for thinking about it - so I rushed to finish my blanket so I could start a new one in these gorgeous, rich, autumnal colours.
Likewise, when I was reading Soulemama and seeing her knit with nubbly shades of brown, or reading Quinn's blog about her walnut hand-dyed sock yarn, I started craving some "brown" knitting of my own.
But now I'm actually doing it, I have to confess that it really just isn't "Me" - it's just not colourful and "happy" enough to get me excited.
These socks are rather over-bright and I was amused one night when I was working on them that I just couldn't have this quilt on my lap because it didn't go with my knitting!
I like this quilt but they're just not my colours again - and they don't really "go" with the rest of my house.
Therefore, much as I adore Julie's colour selection for her blanket, and really wish I was stylish enough to use them myself, I just have to accept that my natural palette is much brighter.
So my nocturnal cogitations came up with the idea of "sea-glass" granny squares with the cream tile-like edging that Julie is putting on her blanket. I'm not sure I can afford to invest in the necessary wool but I am looking forward to Saturday morning's Knit and Natter at my local wool shop so I can look to see what colours are available. I'm thinking of something similar to Thomasina Tittlemouse's ripple blanket maybe.
Now to the important part of the post - letting you know who is the winner of my mini giveaway.........
I used a random number generator for numbers 1-20 and it chose 20, so Quinn, can you send me your address so I can send you a flower - do you have a colour preference (pink, red, turquoise or cream?)