I channeled my inner granny and finally completed my rug.
I give it a B-. Not bad for a first effort!
Thought I'd give her a name... Bonnie. My apple just told me it means pretty and attractive... also plump and healthy looking. I'll run with that.
Completely motivated to start another now. At my current skill level you should expect to see it next year some time! Colour suggestions?
FYI. (If you too wish to channel your inner granny)
I used the Patons Learn to Crochet book that I found at Spotlight. There's also a multitude of online tutorials that proved to be a big help.