After finishing Ms. Waving's mate last night, I anxiously cast-on for my Yarn Pirate socks. I was very curious to see how the colors would look knit up... I was a bit uncertain as I cast-on but they seem to have a cool stripy thing going and I love the bold colors.
Also, Kristie asked about the crochet book I pictured yesterday. I do like it. It's full of detailed photographs (as opposed to drawings) with very clear instructions. I think it will be very helpful. Here's a sample page.
Now the question is... what should I crochet? Does anyone know of a nice crocheted scarf pattern? Eventually I'd like to do some small afghans... maybe granny square sort of things... but not cheesy and not with acrylic... you know what I mean.