Okay, I bought the yarn for this on October 20, 2008 after finding the free pattern in the yarn section. My crochet skills were really rudimentary at the time, but I thought I'd give it a try. I do remember trying one night and frogging it about 6 times, then putting everything back in the bag it came home in.
Over a year later, I unearth them (after moving and finally learning some actual crochet skills and I managed to start and finish it in less than a day and I'm pretty pleased with the results. Not the greatest picture in the world, but I like it nonetheless. AND it's my second finish for a project this year. I'll post the first closer to Valentine's Day in case someone takes a look at my blog.