How do you feel about northeast Texas - I am about 40-45 miles North of Tyler in Alba - also works out to about 45 south of Greenville on 69.
I am a re-beginner - starting again after ~ 30 years hiatus. I can crochet fairly well. After a couple of scarves last year, I am trying to make a man's raglan sleeve sweater and feel fairly defeated by the pattern.
However, I keep trying. Contact me if you wish to make a drive to the country.