I am teaching myself to crochet, and it's a hobby that I enjoy a great deal. I'm very much a beginner, and have made a few scarves and now this blanket for Alyssa and Caroline. I have started crocheting little sparkly purple flowers (at Alyssa's request) to stitch onto the blanket to jazz it up a little. They love it, and I love the fact that they love it. I'm really proud of it!