I keep spending all my free time outside, but I do have to come inside (reluctantly) when it gets dark. So I've done a little more rippling. I had to snap this picture quick, as my camera battery was dying, so I'm not thrilled with the picture, but you get the idea. Crochet uses such unique hand muscles, sometimes I feel like my left hand is a gnarled old claw. But I just 'shake it off' and keep going. I'm just adding colors as I go, nothing is planned out, and I'm okay with how it's looking. It's so interesting what the colors do as you add them. The first orange stripe looked so vibrant when the yarn was in a ball, but the stripe itself, I'm not crazy about. It's sort of darker and browner than I expected. And I wasn't liking the light grey at all, but now that I see this picture, it doesn't bother me much, it sort of blends in and isn't too noticible. I love the way the whole thing changes with each new stripe. Of course now I want to try some granny squares, but I'm determined to stay focused until this is done. Good luck to me!