After the brief flash of summer passed us by, I found myself ready to resume crocheting this project. It was already large enough to cover my legs and keep me toasty at my work. And now I have finished my first large afghan. I used the "Sending Warm Wishes Afghan" pattern from 'Tis the Season to Crochet. It is a fun book, but be sure to ask the publisher for any corrections before you begin a project from it.
Update: This is the warmest afghan in the house. You feel warmer as soon as you put it on. I was half afraid that Dandelionslayer would hate it because of the gold color, but he uses it all the time! When, that is, Scoot or I have not claimed it first. I may have to try it again, in another color scheme.