well... it's been ordered. The Great American Aran Afghan book should be arriving around the 18th of this month. Now I just have to decide what yarn to use, and what color to do it in. I want it to be "heirloom quality", but don't want to go through bankruptcy just to knit an afghan. One thing I will not compromise on though is this - no 100% acrylics (sorry red heart)! The "traditional" part of me says to just use off-white/ecru, but part of me is saying "break the mold and do it in a a pretty sage green".
* Sidenote - I like to knit with yarn in shades of green.
I know it might sound like an "unnecessary step", but I'm thinking about knitting a "trial run" square in scrap yarn for the more complicated patterns, just so I don't end up frogging my "good yarn" 100 times. I also think it will be easier to knit the second time around knowing where the complicated parts are!