These look great! Patterns like this make me want to try learning to knit again.
I learned about a year ago myself. I first took a class it was about 2 hours and I was the only one who showed. I got to ask a lot of questions but most of my learning came from youtube. If I want to learn something I just look it up on youtube and learn how to make it. Right now I want to learn how to make flowers, so I am. I can't read a pattern at all but if I see someone make it, I can make it. I have a purse on here that I made that I never seen the pattern for it. I watched it on youtube.