I've started a new crochet blanket. I found the free pattern on Ravelry. I'm using Patons metallic yarn and it has a pretty sheen to it.
This one is definitely going to take a while. The pattern requires my full attention so I can't do it (yet) while I'm watching television. So much counting and double-checking. At least at this point, it's easy for me to see if I make a mistake.
The first few rows took hours and hours because they made no sense at first. There is definitely a payoff in sticking with a difficult pattern though.