Stage 1: Love at first sight
Discover spotty blanket pattern lurking in the depths of the internets. Show it to all your friends, secretly hoping for encouragement and validation. (Your friends do you proud on this one.)
Stage 2: Infatuation
Spend all spare time for the next ten days knitting spotted squares, and dreaming of spotted projects.
Stage 3: Flirtation
Indulge in a brief fling with stripes.
Stage 4: Commitment
Buy a small heap of cream wool at Woolfest, muttering the words “spotty blanket” and “need” …