Tim and I have been spending our evenings on the couch watching defunct TV series straight through from the beginning. We watched a few seasons of the X-Files. Now we are up to Season 4 of Lost. We usually knock out three or four episodes a night, and during that time, I need something to do with my hands. So I have been crocheting.
Last fall Aidin and I found a partial afghan at the thrift store. It was obvious that whoever started it got bored and quit. It was a simple pattern - single crochet one way, double crochet back. The pattern just ended in the middle of a row. Still, it was big enough for a lap blanket for Aidin and the colors matched the stripes in her summer bedspread, so we picked it up. Then I was in the yarn aisle at Walmart and noticed the same variegated yarn on the shelf. It was just Red Heart yarn, but bought some and started adding on....
Six skeins later plus a contrasting border and she's got a blanket big enough to cover her bed. To commemorate my first completed afghan - even though I didn't start it - I made it a label.
And since I *still* can't sit still in the evenings, I've started one for Eliot. He picked out all the yarn and I'm looking forward to seeing it on his bed. But until it's finished, I'm keeping the details under wraps.