For now it stays in the living room, where it actually goes quite well with my ripple blanket and the pillow I made my mother years ago. My daughter is quite taken with it, and has been laying on it on the living room floor while she watches cartoons, playing peek-a-boo behind it, and stomping around on it.
I think it's really one of my favorite pattern designs. Definitely my favorite of my own designs. I began the one below a while back. I have left it unfinished, mostly because I was out of the colors I needed, and was debating on its final size.
I also started the one above a while back. I absolutely love the yarn (it's Mosaic in Medusa), and I bought several balls of it. The problem is, I love the yarn soooo much that I go back and forth, debating what I REALLY want to use it for. I know I could buy more eventually(I don't need to buy anymore I keep telling myself), and I'm sure I will, but I seem to start several projects with it, and wind up frogging them.
This project is still in tact and I think I will complete it with all of the yarn I have on hand (though I will need a bit more of one of the other yarns I am combining with it, heehee). I don't know whether it will become a Christmas present or perhaps be listed in my shop, but I probably don't need to keep it. I'm certain I have enough of these (not really, and I really want to keep it!), and it would probably make a delightful gift for my cousin perhaps...... We'll see.
I find that I am enjoying the simplicity of crochet these days, without having to design a pattern, write things down, do the math, make size adjustments and countless edits. Though I do love pattern writing, and I still have a notebook full of sketches and ideas, I find that sometimes it takes a little bit of the fun out of things. So I am taking a little break from pattern writing. I'm sure it will only be a brief one, but I need to get back to the pure enjoyment of crochet.
I also have been itching to use my sewing machine. Something about spring makes me feel like sewing. I did the same thing last year, and I wound up making my daughter a bunch of skirts as a result. I may do another few skirts, though I think I will change my design a bit, and I would like to try some dresses too. There are those half finished quilts that need my attention as well.