Hi! My name is Michelle and I'm another beginner. I've been an elite swimmer (made the world university games three times) for over 15 years, and full-time athlete for the last 2 years after finishing my undergrad and masters in computer science. I've been on a swimming sabbatical for almost 8 months now due to shoulder surgery last summer so after spending weeks watching dvds and boring myself out of my mind I decided to learn to knit. I'm hoping to get in med school next year so this will also give me something relaxing to do.
I'm currently about 2 feet into my palindrome scarf, and waiting on some yarn and needles to knit my sister's Xmas scarf.. I'm most likely using a hot pink Bernat Harmony yarn, haven't decided on the pattern yet but probably wide cables.
Just have to add that this site is awesome!