It's a good thing mom doesn't look at my blog. Here is the progress on her Christmas afghan. I love the way the stitch pattern is working up. The pattern is from the Weekend Afghans book. The pattern in teh book is made up in a variegated, and mom doesn't really like variegated. So I am using I Love This Yarn in cranberry, and the tweed insets are one strand of the cranberry and one strand of ivory chenille.
It is soft, and I think will make a really cuddly blanket when it's finished. Still deciding if I want to add fringe or a border. And I am using my new wood Q-hook. It is so smooth and comfortable. I am totally pleased with the choice of yarn, the way the insets will look, and how well the hook works.