A quick thank you to Kate who informed me that the Tauranga Knitting Shop had loads of four and eight ply cotton. I took a sneaky trip in there this afternoon after picking out bricks for the house. Needless to say, I came away with a full bag and empty purse. I'm re-starting the bedspread in the new soft cotton and, although I'm only half a flower in, it's going to be much better this way (not to mention quicker!).
What to do with the other four squares I've already completed and sewn together? I thought I might cadge some of Greedy For Colour's lovely vintage lace, sew it up both sides and make the toilet roll holder for a mutual friend who suggested the idea in the first place. I think it'd be a very humorous gift and would look perfect in Manchester!