Here is the blanket as of lunchtime today! Ive completed 25 squares! Only a mere 200 to go..... Should'nt have typed that. How daunting!
Alas, as much as I would like to use pure wool (my best friend is using Rowan yarn (lucky so and so) so she is going to laugh when she reads this), I have opted for a 25% blend in order to cut the cost and not skimp on the finished size. I rather like the stylecraft 'life' DK as the colours available are rather yummy and at £1.95 per 100gm ball its not too pricey. Ive bought about 10 balls so far. I bought mine from http://www.knitandsew.co.uk/ who sent my yarn the day I ordered! Super quick for just the first class postage rate. I will warn you though.... they have this ghastly bright red background on the website which is hell to look at. Even my tiny tiddlywink looked and said, "Mumma, its hurting my eyes!", so be warned! But they have so many good yarns at such good prices on there that its worth braving it.
I have found it incredibly relaxing making these squares and would recommend everyone to buy a hook, a ball of yarn and make some!