More squares to play with, and more than half-way done.
The rainbow blanket is now over halfway completed, in the sense that I have now completed three full stripes of seven, and a couple of squares from the next stripe. Yeah, nah, to the above layout; but I have many options to audit before I start on my white joining round. My present plan is to use white, because the colours of the rainbow combine to form white light. Logical, but perhaps not. I might decide that cream is a better choice, because it is warmer than white and will provide a softer contrast.
If I were to do this again, I would stick to doing multiples of the first square and leave it at that. Some of these colour combos I plain dislike! However, they’re sometimes the combos that others love, so there’s something for everyone, no matter what I think. I will be making another baby blanket for another baby, but not in rainbow colours, because the mum-to-be asked for neutrals. I’m likely to use a slightly different pattern because, although they have to be similar, they can’t be identical. This would also be a nice option.
The African flower square will exercise my brain initially, but it is essentially an easily-memorised pattern and beautifully clear in the video, making the whole endeavour less fraught when we talk commuting. The squares have to be something I can manage to hold during my daily commutes, or small enough for me to be able to pull out of my craft bag at lunchtime and do a round or two without major drama. That might mean the spiral granny is not such a good commute project, because it has far greater tangle potential.
Anyway, I need to finish the rainbow number first. Sunshine, showers and rainbows ensure that flowers grow. Yeah?