I am making this new afgan for myself. It is the colors that are in my family room, and I am loving how the squares are coming out. I may make two! They are so warm when they are done, and there is definately a sense of pride when completed. I think that crocheting and knitting are becoming a lost art. When I was a child my mom knit us kids mittens. We could pick the colors we wanted, and she would make them longer so they would go into the sleeve of our coats so the snow and cold would not reach our arms. I still have a few pair that I cherish. I never learned to knit mittens, but I do make a lot of things myself that most people probably go out and buy! Thanks for teaching me these skills, Mom!