Over the weekend I took a photo of a ripple blanket I crocheted during my freshman year in college for my dorm bed (about 15 years ago). I have no idea what brand of yarn I used. It is probably some type of acrylic. I do remember walking into to town and buying the yarn and crochet hook at a drug store. The pattern was on the label of the yarn. At the time I had never done any crocheting before. Today my mom uses the afghan and she told me that if I wanted it I needed to make myself a new one. She's not parting with "hers."
My Ariann sweater is knitting up nicely. I just joined the sleeves to the body and started the raglan decreases. While browsing through the Ariann KAL I found some helpful advice on how to do the decreases and maintain the stitch pattern.