Well, eventually it was a hoot. Initially I struggled with this owl bib, which is not surprising since this is the first crochet project I've ever undertaken. For the past few months I've been slowly teaching myself the basic stitches and I finally felt confident enough with my skills to actually try and make something. Something for a baby shower gift, no less, so I really wanted it to turn out nicely. Overall I think it did. I hope the flaws are only obvious to me because I have such an intimate relationship with them!
A crocheted bib (owl or otherwise) might just be the most impractical baby item ever, but it's darn cute! I found the pattern at the Lion Brand Yarn website and altered it just slightly. I had to use a simple half-circle for the wings because I struggled so much with the wings in the pattern. (The skill level is rated as easy but apparently not easy enough for this first-timer!) I also changed up the colors.