At least, crochet is fast when you use big yarn, a big hook, and a lacy pattern. I spent less than two weeks on this, counting a couple of false starts and a time-consuming error correction. The yarn is the pretty but annoying Lion Brand Homespun from my stash.
This is probably going to be kept close to my desk for those times when it is a little chilly. Like now. The temperature outside is right at freezing, and it's headed downward tonight. We have crossed the divide from late summer into early winter.