That is the first blanket I ever made, and I believe the second item of any kind I ever crocheted. Someone (thank you, whoever you were) taught me to crochet, having me make a doily of some sort. Then I made this thing, which is still very warm, thank you. It was made during the 1980 Olympics, and I made the red, white and blue portion while watching the hockey team win the gold medal. "Do you believe in miracles?" I had stayed home from church (gasp!) to watch the US - Finland game. I was fresh home from living in Finland, but happy with how the Miracle on Ice turned out. "Do you believe in miracles? YES!"
You can see how excited I got during the game. The stitches became very tight. Oops!
There were a couple of blankets I made after that, but who knows where they are now?