The new installment for the mystery blanket has arrived and it's about as different to last years as you could get. Last years was all about rich colours, cotton yarn and symmetrical designs. It would seem that 2010 has brought a return to pictures and much softer colours - we are also knitting with merino wool, silk/wool and cashcotton.
I am going to reserve judgement. It is very early days but I'm not sure if I'm going to like it yet. My 2 worst colours together are blue and brown, so this first square hasn't quite reached the spot. In fact it's about a million miles from the spot! The second one, which I have just cast on, is coral pink with pale pink beads - again, not my colours - and horror of horrors, is lacy. Hate knitting lace. Hate it.
So I shall hang fire with my opinions for the time being. But truth be told, I didn't like last years until about half way through, and only loved it when it was completed.
(The bloggy diet raffle prizes are in the post - except Kathryn's, Quinn's and Mama's - I need addresses please for these last 2.)