I hope that he colours I chose will go together well in a random blanket. I have used up the red and the pink completely, and will be making a few more brown and bright green squares as there is a lot of those colours still left in my stash. The blanket will be 48 inches by 64 inches, which is quite a substantial size. The squares also make quite an impressive tower when piled up!
As well as making progress with the blanket, I have also knitted another girl's cardigan with the grey rainbow yarn. You may remember in a previous post that I couldn't decide whether this yarn would be suitable for a boy. Well, this time I went for an obviously 'girly' pattern that was among the ones that my mum left. I wonder, did she make this for me when I was little? It was a double knit pattern but I knitted it on 4.5 needles with 2 strands of coned 4 ply.
The button bands are pulling slightly, which means that I didn't pick up enough stitches, but I don't think it will notice when it is being worn. It is 24 inches across the chest, so should fit a 5-6 year old. There is still enough of this yarn left to make a baby jacket or a few hats - it is amazing how far it goes!