I feel like an old lady admitting that I crochet, but I do. I've been working on this blanket for what seems like ages. It is my first project, so it's a bit of a learning process. I'm still not entirely certain how I'm doing it... my mom said it looks more like knitting, but I use only one hook and know one stitch. The rest is a bit improvised.
I must say it gives me a new found respect for being able to buy a blanket at a store - or to see how thoughtful a handmade gift is. I think my blanket is taking a bit more time as well because the stitches are so tight - similar to a knit sweater. I was so excited when I found this 100 % cotton yarn, because it is soft and bright (wow... I sound even more elderly).
I'll be happy about the day that I'm able to make baby booties or sweaters, simply because I don't think I have the patience or much interest in making something for an adult.
Martha Stewart has these beautiful baby blankets and soft toys made from crocheting that I may attempt. I think they would look great matching this blanket that is taking a life time to finish. Now I just need to learn to be able to read the crochet language for patterns and learn a few more stitches... or else just improvise.