The Crayon from KnitPicks shipped out yesterday. I’m really hoping it arrives by the weekend, because I have the long weekend and it’d be fun to play around with the Fibonacci blanket as soon as I can. I actually went with just five colors, following the suggestion of Diana. This way I can repeat the colors on their way around, and just that one center square is done in a single color. It’ll go red, orange, yellow, green, blue, red, orange, yellow, green. This gives the center square some oomph, and I like the lack of pink and purple. I also bought enough yarn to do two blankets–the second one in a different color order.
Rachel, your idea for working it as an intarsia piece is intriguing–I’ve never actually done intarsia before. It still creates a front and a back, right, but no big ridge as it would with picking up stitches? I’ll have to play around with that. I’m certainly not afraid of intarsia, but the idea of doing one square at a time, and marking progress one by one, slowly increasing in size, seemed so appealing to me. (I’m certainly willing to toss this psychological lift out the window if it would be faster and simpler and cleaner-looking to do the intarsia!)