I've been teaching myself to knit and crochet in the last week or two - I don't think I've done either since I was in primary school. I'm pleased with my progress - I'm sure it seemed far more complicated last time I tried. Also had a coup in a charity shop during the week and got 8 balls of nice yarn for 50c a ball! (I was calling it wool till I watched a million podcasts/youtube videos on technique and started picking up the jargon.)
I have a set of crochet patterns and have been playing with them - have made 1 placemat with a very floppy border, 2 coasters (1 round, 1 square), and am working on 2 scarves in different patterns and yarns. Yesterday I knit a whole ball of yarn (yarn, yarn, yarn) into a panel of plain, plain and purl, and ribbed, then ripped it all back once I was happy with my technique. Have to find a genuine article pattern to knit something real next - I think I'll have enough scarves once I've finished the 2 crocheted ones.
Fun, fun, fun!