I really enjoyed this project and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that needs a baby step before starting on the Great American Aran Afghan project. I learned basic techniques of assemply that I would have really struggled with if it had been a fancier project. Here's the afgan all stretched out:
Basic facts on the project
Pattern: Free from Lion Brand Yarn pattern #864 found here
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in DK Country Blue 9906
Knit Time: Started around April 2006 and finished May 2007 (with time off for delivering the afghan recipent to this world)
I am so excited to have finished this that I'm still contemplating my next stash buster project. I'm finishing up the braided cable scarf but I'm not sure what to start next. I know that I should work on my next square for the GAAA project but I need a little break and those patterns can be intense. I have some fun cotton yarn for dishcloths and they're fun little projects to knit up in the summer time. I also have the lace weight alpaca yarn that has failed me 3 times already. I don't think I'm that brave yet to try again.