And me being the adventurist that I am decided that I was going to make a afghan, but not just any afghan probably the hardest one a beginner could make. It's a good thing I have faith in myself. I found this pattern online and modified it a bit (who do I think I am). Maybe next year I will have used up all the stray yarn I have and will have a pretty neat although imperfect afghan to show for all my efforts.
Wish me luck!