Welcome Danielle! Cute avatar pic. It looks like a puppy with wings. Happy knitting. If you haven't discovered the "Getting Started" section of this site yet, that also has a couple of good beginner patterns on it.
Welcome Rennagayle too!
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It is not because things are so difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.