Not too much here to get excited about, but after four years of collecting dust (I know cuz I blogged about it when I bought the book in July 2007), I finally pulled a how-to-crochet book off my shelf and did it. I crocheted an almost square.
We'll call it a dishcloth.
It was fun to use a different technique... a bit addicting even. So, please, if you have a favorite dishcloth/hot pad pattern, let me know! I may want to do a bit more of this.