A few months ago when I was at Christine's learning to crochet I watched her crochet a baby blanket and I fell in love. Now I don't know anyone having a baby, so I didn't want to make a blanket. However, as I saw Christine working on it, I thought it'd make a fab shawl/wrap. I choose my wool and it was put in her cupboard until I felt ready to try it.
Today was the day. Now I have found this harder than I ever imagined, but am pleased with my progress so far. You start in a corner and work on a diagonal - that's the closest I can describe it! I love the self striping yarn which gives you a lot of one colour before changing colours (Jo - I think that's why I didn't like the green, the colours changed too quickly).
I am also working on a blanket for the Hubby. I love that as it is just stripes of colour, though I have run out of the denim blue I have been using - how do you work out how much you'll need? I generally choose one ball of each colour and suspect that I have to start buying two of each colour and take it from there!!!!