While it's looking pretty in a basket I thought I'd post up a couple of pictures.
I have done the chain of doom (nice and loose and it made that first row much easier), and the first couple of rows next one is on a colour change hence the colours in a basket to work out if I'm going with random or repeating patterns.
Not finding the acrylic too bad but definately prefer the real thing. Not really my colours but I just went for the easy option and they do have a lovely vintage look about them when crocheted up together. There's another one I want to do and I want to use earthy browns and greens for that one.