I have been actively knitting or crocheting for the past thirteen years. A lot of things have changed during this time.
I learned a lot about texture and fibers and have even began to spin. My color choices, favorite stitches, preferred textures and goals – all of that have changed, and keeps changing. There were times when I was a process crocheter or knitter, and there were times when I was so goal oriented, that I felt like a guided missile.
A lot of things have been made by me in this time. There are projects I loved and there are horrors, that I am embarrassed to pull out from their hiding places.
Yet if you would ask me about my favorite one – it would still be an afghan I made for my DH, about a year after re-learning how to crochet. The pattern was simple up and down waive, yet at the time it had taken a lot of concentration to make sure and not add or subtract stitches accidentally. The colors are cool and calming. But my biggest enemy at the time was boredom. I used a size G hook, to make huge, full size afghan! At some point I did not believe it will ever get done. I think it took me at least six months to make it. Was it worth it? Definitely! G-d has blessed me with a very appreciative DH, he was thrilled with my gift. And still uses it all the time. And I still enjoy seeing him use it.
By the way, I have never again attempted another afghan, at least not yet. I think I am not brave enough.