But... I did learn to crochet! :) Vanessa linked to some really great shops and patterns on etsy in one of her last posts. I had bought the cute bow pattern from this shop and made a few that turned out really cute.
I decided I was ready to try a more involved pattern and so I bought this one! I really love my new fingerless gloves! The pattern was easy to follow and had lots of great pictures, which a lot of crochet patterns lack. The shop owner is a real sweetheart too, which is always nice! She has a blog too with a few free patterns. I would love to adjust the size of her belt pattern and make a bracelet out of it!!
I also bought this book from my local quilt/yarn shop and it has really come in handy.