it's not perfect, but i'm learning. i'm a terrible stitch counter. for a month or two, my counting went like this: "one, two, three, four, five, six, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, fifteen. . ."
the most exciting thing about crocheting is that i'm really spending the time to understand how these stitches are constructed, rather than following a routine.
at the rate i'm going, this blanket is going to cost me $300 in yarn. serves me right for only buying wool/alpaca blends. i'm trying to justify it as an (imperfect, one-time only) heirloom piece. i hope i finish it.