I decided to give planned colour pooling a try. After attempting with a few different yarns that didn't work, I settled on using Caron Simply Soft Stripes in Jersey Shore. The resulting project is very wide and will likely end up being a large lap blanket. I've just started on the fourth skein, and will likely use twelve in total.
Whenever I settle to work on it, Freya decides she needs to cuddle. She makes it quite difficult to work at times! It's nice when she's settled like in the photo below, but usually she is walking back and forth across my chest.