I am a relatively new knitter. I always loved the idea of knitting but until last year I could never remember how to cast on. Don't ask me how many times I had my mother, who is more of a needlepoint gal, to show me how .... again. I don't know how she put up with me. I finally sat down last year and found a video online that I could rerun over and over and jumped that hurtle and I've been teaching my self ever since. I spent the first few months on basic squares and rectangles (scarves and blankets) to build my confidence. Lately I've been getting more and more adventurous. I am currently knitting my first sock! Thanks to a good reference book and the video tutorials here I turned my first heel yesterday! Can I just say WOO HOO! It was the coolest thing to watch come together. I was a little intimidated at first, but if I can get that I can get anything! I have high hopes for the future. Well I've got to get back to the sock Next stop toes!