Picking Up New Skills…

Over the slower winter months, I have made an attempt at two new skills: crocheting and knitting.  I am no professional, but have definitely enjoyed the experience.  I was taught both types of stitching several years ago, but lacked the time, interest, and practice to develop the skill.  Now, I made a blanket including both knitting (center piece) and crocheting (outer border), and have crocheted a few doilies.  How did I learn?  Well, what I remembered from before, combined with internet articles, video tutorials, a little thinking, and a lot of pulling it out and re-doing, has gotten me this far!  Here are my two completed projects:

My knitted/crocheted blanket
The doilies I crocheted