I got Handknitting With Meg Swansen for Christmas, and I've been obsessed with the idea of the Puzzle Blanket ever since. I thought about ordering wool for it, but then decided on Homespun — it makes soft blankets, so who cares if it's acrylic? And I've knit two bedspread-size blankets out of it, so it can't be that bad!
Well, that was what I thought until I tried knitting the first fifty stitches. My hands couldn't take the lack of stretch, and I quickly decided to shift gears and make something fast. What's fast? Crochet.
And so now I've got a crocheted blanket-in-progress to go with my Mystery-Blanket-In-Progress. Sigh. It is going quickly, though; I'm nearly halfway done with it. :)