I just realized that I haven't updated on my progress on the Procrastination Afghan.
Well, I'm still crocheting away at it at least a little almost every day.
I like doing a little in bed at night to unwind before going to sleep (with the TV going in the background or the mp3-player providing a soundtrack). There's something very relaxing about such a repetitive pattern.
Though it is very repetitive, so far I haven't found that to be annoying. (That said, maybe I ought to mention that I'm the kind of person who likes to re-watch, re-read, and re-listen to things perhaps a little more than average.)
After making some mistakes from time to time in my counting (or by failing to skip a sc now and then), earlier in the project, I thought I'd finally gotten past that phase. I'd gone row upon row with no mistake (or at least none that went beyond a few stitches before I noticed them). But then. I found a mistake last night back in the previous row. (I had double crocheted 4 instead of 5. Oh, the shame. ;o)) Rather than ripping out all that work, I decided to just fail to skip a sc (on purpose this time) in that general vicinity. My stitch count should be right on the next row, and I really doubt such a small aberration will be noticeable in the finished product. We'll see. I think it'll work out, but if it doesn't look right, I can always go back and re-do it-- only it'll be even more work lost, now. *gulp*
Here's a look at the afghan as of day-before-yesterday:
I've been making pretty good progress, by my standards, but I'm not sure just how much progress. I'm not really worrying about gauge (haven't checked it even yet, as a matter of fact), so I don't know if I need the same number of rows as called for in the pattern. Even if I did know that my gauge matched the pattern, I don't really know how many rows I have. (As you can see, I'm not an absolute control freak in this area of my life, at least. (g)) I'm really just going until I either run out of yarn (which I don't think will happen) or I feel it's the right lenghth. (I'm hoping for it to be long enough to cover up well with on the couch-- bigger than just a lapghan.)
Sooner or later I'll decide I've hit the magic length, then I'll need to see what yarn I have left over and how I can use it to add an edging or border. I believe the pattern only calls for a row of single crochet down the long (straight) sides of the blanket. I'll probably do that-- or maybe a couple of rows-- but I may add a little extra trim. Depends on how it looks. . .
So, there's my progress report, such as it is. It's still a highly effective procrastination tool.