Hey look! The cute boy afghan is almost done. I had it nearly completed on Saturday and ran out of yarn about 3/4 of the way through the picot border. Dangit! I hate making picots anyway, so it hurt to rip all those puppies out. The blanket’s been folded up staring at me accusingly since then, waiting for me to figure out how I’m going to edge it. It’s also in desperate need of some blocking…the twists are hypnotizing me…must look away…

So, anyway, to distract myself from the edging dilemma, I started on the round ripple baby afghan I’m doing for Blue Giraffe’s first grade teacher. I chose this pattern by Monica Zenberg and decided on what I call “summery-modern-girlie colors.” I love the limey, kiwi-y, and sagey greens that are fashionable right now, especially mixed with pink. Here’s how it looks so far. I love the pop of green. (Thanks, Mom, for picking out the wonderful, soft pink for me!) I also love how it’s turning out to look more like a flower than the stars or webs round ripples typically resemble.

The very exciting crochet world happening for me this weekend was joining Ravelry.com. That place is awesome! I had to wait two weeks for my invitation, but it was well worth it. (They limit sign-ups to a certain number per day in order to keep their servers from blowing…smart way to control growth, IMO.) It’s a networking site for knitters and crocheters, but its main function is as a personal repository for your patterns, projects, hooks/needles, yarn stash, works in mind, etc. Wonderful place! I love seeing everything I’m working on at a glance, and I love the idea of having a record of what yarns I used in which projects, hook sizes, etc. I’m “hooked!” (Ha-ha.) If you’re a knitter or crocheter, I highly recommend signing up and checking it out.

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