I've been crocheting a lot lately. I learned this craft a couple of years ago after deciding I spent too much time on the computer. I needed another creative outlet other than writing, and I'm loving it. I'm still a beginner, really, but the more scarves I do, the more comfortable I become. I'm slowly branching out and learning more stitches and techniques. This is the first hat I've ever done, and it's for my grandson (due Feb. 25th!). I think it came out pretty well for my first try. You know I'm going to make lots of them now (fair warning to my family!).
And here's the afghan I've been working on for a few weeks now. A row here, a row there. It's really heavy and took me 18 skeins, rather than the 8 the pattern called for. Oops. Still need to learn the ins and outs of gauge. It's big and warm and comfy and did I mention it's SO HEAVY. Perfect for a cold winter's day.
You can find the pattern for the blanket here: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/01/quick-and-simple-crocheted-afghan.html
Okay, now back to writing...and working on the next blanket. :)