I'm excited to be doing this CAL. I did one last year and enjoyed it so much. my mother taught me to crochet when I was young and now it is something we do together every week. its nice to have a hobby that I can share with my mom.when I found out about this years CAL, I got my mom interested. now we have a project that we can both do, but end up with our own afghans of different color schemes. it is just one more thing we can share together!