Oh yes, it's a Rainbow Blanket all right. In fact that was going to be its name until The Girl christened it the Selfish Granny and I liked the imagery of that better. I settled on the shades I'd use for Richard-Of-York-Gave-Battle-In-Vain and tried them both ways and there was a clear winner - I think you'll agree! I can't believe they're so different - one so dark and the other so vibrant. The squares are about 6" and I'm aiming for 100. I've only made three so far but already I think this blanket is going to be something special!
Part of the reason I've only managed three squares is because my Grandma has been teaching me to knit! I acquired some rather giant needles and decided straight away that I wanted a long colourful Dr Who scarf, so went out and spent £30 on chunky soft yarn (that's far more than I'd ever spend on an actual scarf might I add!) and Grandma taught me stocking stitch that afternoon. I've only got this far with it and you can see a couple of little holes where I think I've missed part of the stitch but I've only picked up one extra stitch so it could be worse:
Not a bad effort for (and I quote my Grandma here) "a giant crab having a fight with a pair of pokers"!
While we're on the subject of knitting, I want to show you one of my birthday presents from my best friend - just look at this amazing pair of gloves!