I just want to say ... you guys are really amazingly encouraging! I am a sampler afghan freak ... love them and think they are just beautiful. But you know, afghans take a long time to make ... and sampler afghans need just more work because of the seaming and finishing. So, chronicling the progress can be quite a drag. It is just surprising to have so much positive response. Thank you.
With all of you as the enablers, I managed to turn out another square:
This is a really lovely and beautiful design. The idea was based on Aran designs' link to fishermen: "I caught my fish in a net and added a couple of ropes since no fisherman would go out in a boat without a rope." Can you find all the elements mentioned? Very cute, isn't it? Very meaningful too.
Now, see this:
I totally stole this from dogged. It is good enough to hold a complete ball of Wool Ease. With this, I can knit from the centre of the ball and the mesh bag keep the yarn ball from collapsing out of shape ... the only drawback is if I have to rip, I need to rewind the yarn. I got 2 because the cherry tomatoes were on sale ... buy one get one free ... :D