Hi all! My name is Lisa and I live in South Dakota. I work full time and have an almost 2 year old son. I've been following along on this blog for a couple of weeks and it finally gave me motivation to learn to crochet. I've been knitting for a couple of years, but it's so hard to knit with an interested toddler that I don't get much done. I had the idea that crochet would be easier to protect from wandering hands, and it turns out that I was right. Plus, I find that it's much much easier to recover from when a little someone grabs your work and runs.
I printed out the online pattern that many of you are using and taught myself. I find it to be incredibly addicting and take it with me everywhere. I am using cheap acrylic yarn that I inherited from my grandmother for three colors (red, gray, pink) and I purchased the light gray to go with it. I used the random stripe generator to make a pattern I like. I have only completed three stripes (SO much slower than the rest of you!) but am only attempting a lap-sized afghan.
Here's a picture of what I have so far, with the fourth color behind it.