Some closer shots:
Now I must admit that this is not a true ripple afghan pattern a la Lucy, as you can see by the holes (no increasing or decreasing). So I guess I kinda cheated a little! But I will definitely try Lucy's ripple soon... I even have some yarn in my stash that will be perfect for it.
I did not have any problems with this yarn, and now I can see why they call it I Love This Yarn! I will be making more projects with it in the future.
Now I'm going to go back to working on the baby blanket, hope to have it finished in the next few days.