Whenever I want a knitting break, I crochet a few of these blocks with stash yarn from my granddaughter's "rainbow blanket". I haven't crocheted random blocks in a very long time, so these are fun to do!
These will definitely be blocked before joining the strips. I like the look of this motif which is here: "Scraps 'n Lace"
I am listening to Watergate A Novel by Thomas Mallon on my iPod. You can hear a sample.