The reason I called my last post 'Skating on thin ice' is that I had taken up yet another project/craze: crochet squares (I've also been dabbling with hexagons, but have managed to avert a complete cave-in). I was having a lot of fun making the little squares but couldn't decide on the overall scheme of the thing. After browsing Ravelry and blogs I've decided to abandon the white completely and join the squares as I go. I was having difficulty finding nice but cheap white wool blend dk. It had to be stark white, not cream, to match what I had used previously - and I regard this blanket as a cheap and cheerful scrap blanket, not an investment.
It's certainly bright, isn't it! My only worry about this method of construction is that the squares are joined by a single chain stitch through the big holes of the adjacent square, and this thread is simultaneous forming the outer ring of the square you're working with. So if a thread snaps there could be quite a bit of unravelling!
Meantime I am working on a pair of socks (I'm on the toe of the first one, having had to rip it right back to the heel and redo) but all other knitting and spinning seems to be on hold.