Glad to see you are trying your hand at knitting. And it looks like you've gotten off to a good start. I see you are using quality knitting tools, so that will make it much easier. We can't wait to see your finished hat and scarf.
Brett: Welcome! I love that I have a male knitter in my local (i.e. "real life") knitting group. I find that he adds a perspective that would be missing otherwise. Math, music, foreign languages and knitting all take the same kind of intelligence. I'm sure you're good at several of these, which gives you a leg up! Thanks for all you do for us. I hope we can return the favor! Oh, and if I ever knit in my sleep, shoot me! --P
Brett, I don't knit in my sleep, but I have definitely dreamed about knitting. A lot (it's a stress thing, I think). I don't generally consider it something that gives me more knitting street cred, but rather a sign that I need to take a break for a few days.
Anyway, welcome to the club! I can't wait to see your finished hat and scarf. :)
I like to knit while I lay in bed.
I think in the movie Like Water for Chocolate, the heroine knits a scarf while she lays in bed, maybe even while she sleeps, later she has a scarf so long it trails after her for miles as she rides away anneKat
I love movies and books with knitting in them, even ones that just feature knitted items.