Finished crocheting the cat blankie for my mother's new kitty. I experimented with popcorn stitching. The shell edging has given it a nice ruffle. It's cute and girlie and perfect for a sleek little black female kitty. I'm quite pleased with it. The only thing I would have done different is put the popcorn a little closer to the ruffles, in order to make the 'nestling' area bigger. She's a small cat though so this should work fine. I like making things without following a pattern. Sometimes things won't come out quite as expected, sometimes I wind up frogging entire projects, but that is okay with me.