:)Hi Michelle in Clarkston, this is Allison from Waterford. I have been crocheting for almost 40 years and consider myself an advanced crocheter. I have made everything from doilies and edgings with size 100 thread (which I can't find any more) to sweaters, afghans, dishcloths, slippers from a pattern of my own invention and just about anything else you can think of. I am a nursing student at Oakland Community College, starting May 9. I will have a short 7 week semester in the summer and then 7 weeks off before I start full time in the fall. So, if you think you might want to hang out at my house or yours somet ime to crochet together, let me know. I'd love to show you some of the things I have made and I am sure I could help you master stitches or techniques that are new to you.