I just cast on a new project and I'm addicted. During the past winter, I took a knitting class. I didn't learn very much (or knit very much) but I finished my project. During the class, I went to my local yarn shop Hooked (formerly Woolplay) and saw sample blocks from Michelle Hunter's book Building Blocks. I never thought I'd knit an afghan (blanket?) but the blocks were so soft.
First block - barely in progress
First block - 1/2 done
The yarn is Simpliworsted and is a superwash wool, acrylic, and nylon blend. It's is so soft and buttery. It's a little bit splitty but the colors are amazing. So far I've only picked up bubblebum, but I plan on adding gray and framboise too.