I finally got back to this place! Woo!
I also finally finished: That collar; the matching hat; another hat; a fashion scarf; a scarf for a co-worker's husband; and a series of non-crochet projects. I've been sort of on a crafting tear this month so far.
I don't have pics atm, but they'll be up soon - I won't forget. I won't, I won't, I won't!
I'm also working on finishing one of my most and least daunting WIPs (and no matter how many times I see that abbreviation, I still have to take a moment to remember what it means) - the pattern is sort of similar to this, but it's a little different. It's just a giant granny square, which is easy, but it's two strands of worsted worked together, with a Q hook (about 15mm). You start with two strands of one color (in my case, blue) and do about seven or eight rounds with both the same. Then you change to one of the first color, and one of the second (so I was then doing one blue and one green). The part I'm on now is two of the green, which I'm sure you can guess is eating up a LOT of my green.
Those pound-size skeins are fantastic, did you know?
I'm not sure I'll be able to make it as big as the pattern wants it to be with what I have (and o.0 on that - there's already about 3lbs of yarn in this sucker), but I think I might call it done when I'm out of the green. But it's been a WIP for about 5 years, if not longer.
It's actually going to go (with the fashion scarf, as well as another project) to a friend who lives in California. I like making things for other people, but honestly, if this hadn't been 85% finished, they'd have gotten, like, an ami or something. I am not fast enough to finish an afghan in the time I wanted this done by.
I need to get to Goodwill soon, too. I want to buy some sweaters and felt the bejeezus out of them, and make them into a purse. I have become a crafting fiend, no?