I've been working on this blanket since the middle of September. Now, that's not nearly as long as it took me to finish the Neverending Blanket, and at the end of that tale, I mentioned that I needed to learn to crochet. I figured that crochet was supposed to be faster than knitting, so that was the way to go.
afghans for Afghans announced a new campaign and they needed wool clothing and blankets for children. Aha, I thought! I recently learned to crochet, I have bucketloads of worsted weight wool, and I'll make a blanket. No, I'll make two!
Needless to say, crochet (for me) was indeed faster, but not as much as I thought it would be. I started a log cabin crocheted blanket at home and a striped single crochet blanket in the desert. I learned that they required a lot more yarn than I was expecting and indeed took longer than I thought. Maybe I'm just slow at crochet or maybe I was being unrealistic in my expectations (me?) Anyway, I finished the log cabin blanket and I think it looks pretty good. It's certainly warm.
I hope it will keep someone warm in an Afghan winter.
The second one? Maybe it will be done for the next time.