Then, a miracle happened. Or maybe it is just the natural outcome of spending so much time with the project. Like a mother who births a less-than-adorable baby, I started to love this ugly project.
The colors are not well represented in this picture but even if they were it would not make this any better. I have analyzed my choices and believe that this particular ripple pattern is appropriate with three colors or less.
Remember, just like any good mother, I am allowed to describe my progeny (taking serious liberties with the definition) as ugly, less-than-perfect, or even hideous, but all others be warned should they voice the same opinion.
My next lap afghan looks great on paper.