How about northwest? :-)
I'm from the northwest corner of Ohio, not far from Toledo.
I am relatively new to knitting. Learned the basic knit stitch from a neighbor and made scarf after scarf after scarf till I ran out of people to give them to. I've decided I'd like to branch out and make a hat now, so I taught myself how to purl with the tutorials here. Now I'm looking for beginner patterns of any kind to play with. If you have any, let me know.