I must admit, it took me a little while to get into this. More a time issue than anything else, you really just need a few hours to get into it. But last weekend, I finally got my head around it and much like learning to drive, eventually it clicked. I didn't realise quite how addictive it would become, I can't put it down! I bought some extra tools to learn the different techniques with different yarns and hook sizes. I even found a pattern on the internet for a crochet lace flower - and managed to follow it. The blanket I initially wanted to make, I have now started. I decided upon the Wagon Wheel throw as the book said it is a good project for beginners. I have almost 20 hexagons... only another 125 to go!