After sorting through my bin of left over wool I was surprised to find I had quite a lot of Double knitting ( 8 ply. ) Mostly these days I knit 4 ply for little people's hats and jerseys so something on bigger needles would be a change. A blanket seemed the most likely item to incorporate lots of colours. I had more dark / dull colours than softs or brights.so stripes it is. Not wanting to repeat a pattern I had done before but also not wanting anything complicated ( I can do complicated ) as I knit at night while watching TV., I looked around. I of course googled it first then visited Ravelry website where I found this free pattern. Some of the wool is quite old. Gosh what a difference there is in the feel between the different brands and ages,
Needing more brights and softs I have ordered wool on line from Skeinz a NZ company in Hawke's Bay. It has not yet arrived. I hope it comes soon as I need the yellows and orange and reds I ordered.
Janice we saw the snow near you on our TV last night! Brrrrrr.