I don't think that this afghan should be called Jacob's Ladder but it should be named "the longest, easiest, most time consuming afghan you will ever make, but it will be beautiful". Okay, maybe it is a little long, but it describes it wonderfully. This pattern is super simple and easy. A good beginner pattern. However, it takes a long time. You must be patient in making this and be willing to accept inches instead of feet at a time for progress. All I can say is "thank goodness for color changes." If I was doing this pattern out of one color instead of three, I think I really would go crazy. It is taking longer than I anticipated ( I guess I thought it would only take me a few weeks, but it hasn't). It will be large enough to fit our bed though, so it will be worth it. I started it because I had extra yarn I wanted to use up. But now, I need to go buy more because it is going to take a lot more than I had. It is coming along nicely though. If I stopped working on it today, it would be big enough to cover my shoulders down to my belly button. I don't think that will work, so I must be content with the slow progress I am making on it. (I have been braiding it as I go, maybe that is what is taking up all the time. Do you think?)
My motivation for finishing this afghan is this afghan. I just love it! I love the colors, the pattern, the shapes, the front and the back. Everything! I oh and awe over this photo weekly. (Is that considered stalking?) I just love it. Have I mentioned that I love it yet?
Okay. Enough said. Who knows if I will ever get around to making one, but I do love to stare at this one on flicker. I have bought yarn for me. Me! For the purpose of making a project for me! I can't decide between something like this or the wool eater. I love them both. But I think I will only have yarn enough for the ripple. Time will tell, I must finish my "the longest, easiest, most time consuming afghan you will ever make, but it will be beautiful" afghan first, before I start one more project. I just like to look.