I've gotten 6 more of the little flower star motifs crocheted (but I haven't woven in the ends yet). I've now started my second ball of yarn. I was able to get 16 motifs out of the first ball of yarn. The first time I blogged this project, I gave links to the throw that got me started thinking about crochet, and one of the commenters mentioned that she had also loved the throw (the post in question was from last Tuesday I believe - I'm feeling link lazy today - that post also included the pattern source and yarn I'm using), but didn't crochet. Well, I hate to be an enabler (OK, not really) but this project is the extent of my crochet. I did one tiny motif once just to see if I could do it, but I sat down for this not really knowing what I was doing. I had the motif book sitting on one side of me, the beginning crochet book sitting on the other side of me, and Ramius in my lap for emotional support. I just went step by step and followed the directions and this is what I have so far.
So, long story short, if you really love the throw (like I do) and you can't really crochet (which despite the evidence you see above you, is my personal state) there's still no reason you can't make yourself a throw. I must admit though, using a yarn that does the color shifts for you is sure saving me a lot of ends to weave in. Also, having a cat for emotional support is always helpful.