There it is. My first granny square. Isn't it pretty? I used the instructions in Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting. After a few years of struggling with crochet, I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. I do prefer knitting simply because stitches are kept "active." In knitting it's easier for me to see what needs to happen, basically where I should put the needle.
I've also been making a lot of progress on this and this. I'll post photos when they're done!