I crocheted this a couple of years ago for Naeeda. She loves blue so the shades were chosen accordingly. Wool is best in the North and I bought this in Dehra Dun. I find I need to have my fingers doing something all the time, and crochet comes easy as i don't need to look at it and so can do it while watching telly or just chatting. The ineresting thing about crochet is that you can always expand the size...so should naeeda ever want it I can make this into a double!