This is my first crochet project ever (well, except for the two washcloths I made for practice beforehand.) It took me about 3-1/2 weeks, and I finished it just after Mother's Day weekend. It was supposed to be for the new baby, but Andrew loves it and has taken to sleeping with it, so I've given it to him instead.
This week, Sarah Stilwell and I each made a stuffed animal: I made the blue monkey for Joel, and Sarah made the pink elephant for Rachel. Andrew loves them, so I'll need to make one for him, but first I'm working on another monkey for Christopher...also, I crocheted a tiny dress, last week, just in case our baby is a girl. Never hurts to be safe! =)