While I don't have much progress on my blanket to show (you can see an updated picture on my blog)--I thought I would share my newest craft/tech acquisition for those ripple fanatics who find themselves in situations where there isn't enough light to crochet:
This handy gadget is the The Crochet Lite by Clover in hook size H (all the sizes are different colors). I was looking to get a Clover comfort grip as sometimes my thin metal hook aches my hand--but then I found a whole page of these in a rainbow of colors and couldn't resist. It lights up well enough to stitch in the dark, though I find it best in dim light as it's almost too bright in the pitch dark and hurts my eyes! I'm not entirely fond of plastic hooks, I feel they slow my stitching down and this one is no different. So I'll alternate between this and my trusted metal hook depending on lighting conditions and how my hand is feeling. Too fun, I had to share!