I'm ridiculously thrilled to have finished block 14 with no mishaps. There's something about knowing these notes will show up on Ravelry that makes me want to have progress to report, and to report it, with some regularity, even though I can't imagine that any of my fellow Ravelers are really watching. My progress inspired me to drop by a LYS and stock up on some vest-worthy yarn: Rowan cotton jeans in a greenish brownish tannish tweedy shade called Jute. I yearned for the colors of the variegated Manos wools but I know it would make my skin cranky.
The afghan has 55 parts--large squares, small squares, and rectangles--all done in mitered garter stitch. I'm on part 11, but I'm going to have to rip it out. I got off by one stitch somewhere, and in navy blue I just can't see where.
I'm getting serious about getting back to knitting, in spite of my itchy skin that can't tolerate any wool at all anymore. I want to knit vests/sweaters I can wear. But first, to help my gauge settle down, I'm working on the Rambling Rows afghan using Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice yarn, in 4 shades of blue plus white. I got the pattern from Paradise Fibers.