It's been all crochet, all the time over here in Noolieville - not a stitch has been knit since the end of May when I finished a pair of socks for Clover.
I was inspired to make this after seeing a beautiful Noro log cabin blanket that Brenda knit (too bad she never posts on her blog or Ravelry anymore so I could link you to the blanket!) I had been itching to start a crochet project for a while and decided this would be just the thing to crochet. I contemplated crocheting log cabin squares and then decided to do this diagonal shell stitch pattern that my Nana used to use for afghans for all of us. Crocheting always makes me feel close to her; she's been gone nearly 19 years now, but when I'm crocheting it's like she's right there with me. She taught me to crochet when I was ten and I can still remember that day as if it were yesterday. Special memories never die.
Anyway... enough mush... I am nearly finished knitting the Noro; that half finished square in the middle of the picture is the last one. Then I'll be on to crocheting black borders on all 20 squares. Here's a (lousy) picture of four of the completely finished squares (unblocked). The squares are 12" so this will be a pretty good sized blanket!