Wow Chrissie, sounds like you are doing great. You have done more than I have and started after I did.
Everyone has given me great advice. As far as yarn goes I haven't worked with many different ones. Only what I can buy here at the craft stores or department stores. I don't feel like I can spend much on yarn until I can actually finish a few things first, and learn more of the stitches.
I just don't have the time I would like to to devote to knitting.
All those things like, work, laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc get in the way.