I decided to try something I've been dreading for a very long time: granny squares, and you know what? It wasn't that bad. I spent an hour or so cursing and ripping out stitches before I realized I'd been doing one stitch entirely wrong. My squares looked like sad, rumpled up little blobs. After I fixed the stitch, it was smooth going! I made two, without any plan for use, so I lay in bed last night thinking about it. A blanket is WAY too big of a project for me to consider taking on right now, and I want to make a variety of sizes and colors. So, the idea I may have settled on is a prayer flag-style chain to hang on the porch come spring! We'll see what happens!
Here are my first two attempts: