The afghan that I'm crocheting now is made of cotton yarn. Cool colored cotton yarn, but cotton none the less. I hate crocheting with cotton!!!! There is no "give" in the yarn, and it makes my hands tired to work it. If I crochet for long, my palm of my left hand (which holds the yarn for me to hook into) gets achy. So I can't see the end of this afghan soon enough!
So, I decided to treat myself to some cool new yarn to give me an incentive to push through this afghan and start the next. And here's the cool new yarn I found at JoAnn's:
It's called Baby Bubbles. You can't see so well from the picture, but it is standard baby yarn for a base with largish tufts or tabs of different colors sticking out of it. Because of the tufts, you have to use a much larger hook than you would expect--at least an I hook, which I thought was crazy 'til I did a test sample.
I think I'll just do a baby granny, but all one color. This yarn makes it hard to count stitches, so the easier the pattern the better, I think. Don't know, I'll just have to try and see.