"Sufficient" is a word that has sentimental value to my friend, but it's not my place to go into the details.
It still feels amateurish, but I think it'll look better as I get more rows done. :)
The beginning. And some supplies.
I used the safety pin to mark the last chain stitch of the foundation row so I wouldn't mix it up from the three chains that make up the first dc and the other three that go across, because otherwise I'd still be counting. :P