A friend gave me two large balls of this strong green coloured yarn. Although the colour is a little bright for baby wear I thought it would make a nice blanket and teamed it with the paler mint shade. Oops! I thought I had enough of the paler shade but discovered my mistake when I reached this point. Disaster!! What to do now? I really don't want to pull the work out so I hunted about in the shops for some more of the pale green. Fortunately it's a popular shade at present so I was able to find a very close match and if I arrange the squares symetrically I think I can get away with it. Note to self: Make absolute certain you have enough of a colour before jumping in at the deep end. I thought I'd learned that by now - obviously not. All that said, I'm not even sure that I like the uniform colour - it is a bit bright. I will get on and finish the blanket though as it's nice and cheerful and may suit someone with a different taste from mine. Slow going unfortunately as my grumbly arthritic thumb is making things difficult. I'm thinking of trotting out the knitting machine that I haven't used for years. Dear old Penny the border collie has gone home again after a one week stay with us. Her lovely coat collects all sorts of weird and wonderful bits & pieces which she happily sheds when she comes inside, so I must say bye for now and get the vaccuum cleaner working.