Hello, I’m new here and slightly new to crocheting as well. I say slightly new because I actually started learning when I was 19 but didn’t do anything with it until this past year, 17 years later. So I consider myself a newbie. I have made two blankets and one set of fingerless gloves and am working on another set. I would love to be able to make more things and read patterns easier. I guess that will come with time. I am a mother of two teenage boys and have been married to their father for the last 15 years. We have 3 dogs and cat who all love to snuggle when I’m trying to crochet.