I always wanted to learn how to crochet. When my SIL was pregnant with my nephew 5 years ago I wanted to make a blanket for him. I never got around to it. So here I am 5 years later and learning on my own. I went to the store yesterday and bought needles, yarn and some instruction guides. I started yesterday and while I am not very good, I know practice will make perfect. I just have to find a way to hold my fingers better.
My main reason for wanting to learn is to give me something to do when I am admitted. I want to make a poncho for my mom for Christmas and a scarf for my SIL and step mom. I figure I have 10 months to learn and get "good" and even if they aren't perfect they will be from the heart.
If I ever finish the first few lessons and they look ok I will post pictures :) So you can all follow me in my attempt to crochet!!!!