So onto to knitting news:
While I was down, I finished Baby "R's" new blanket. The story behind this one is, I started it several times (not this pattern but the blanket). I had several balls of Sirdar Snuggly Magic Stripes in the stash and it kept telling me to crochet a ripple baby blanket. I really had the urge to crochet, I don't get it too often, but this yarn was screaming "CROCHET Ripple". How could I refuse? So after days of searching for the right pattern, 3 attempts, and 3 times ripping out, being totally frustrated, wondering why I was'nt liking this blanket, my wise and wonderful daughter looked at me and said "Mom, that's because you're a Knitter with a captial K, not a crocheter"!!!
Geez, why didn't that occur to me? So while I was searching Ravelry for that one perfect crocheted blanket, I came across this one:
Rippled Baby Blanket (rav link), and if you aren't a member of Ravelry you can find it here.
It's a great pattern, the only thing I found wrong with it was on the second and forth rounds of the pattern repeat, the count is off by 2 stitches, so instead of k2tog 3x, you have to k1, k2tog 2x, and that way your ripples all line up evenly.
I will definately be making this one again.