I finished my first ripple afghan and gave it to my mother. She is in the hospital, so I thought that would be a great gift for her. She will have something warm and pretty to keep her warm, and she knows how much love went into making it for her. She was completely surprised when I gave it to her. She knows I usually keep the first of something that I make, since it is a trial piece and there is usually at least one mistake in it that only I know about. But I made sure there were no mistakes in this ripple. I will be making more of these. I just have to decide which color scheme I will use next.