I have been a fan and follower of this site on my mobile for the last year and enjoy the photographs of every one's work. I read a "how to crochet" book as a young teen and have been hooked ever since. My only crochet friend recently passed and I am anxious to connect to other people interested in crochet. I hope to learn and find answers to broaden my knowledge. I am the grandmother of 5 so have lately been working on items for them. I began crocheting exclusively with thread but have recently began creating more items in yarn. I have crocheted several blankets and wraps or shawls and now would like to learn to crochet sweaters, jackets, and other clothing items. So happy to be part of the forum.