I've been knitting since 1974 when my oldest was born, but I'd still consider myself somewhere between a beginner and intermediate. Most of my knitting has been simple things, like hats, children's raglan sweaters, booties, baby tube socks, baby hats, and such. I found cables to be a lot of fun once I got the hang of it. I was in the process of making a fisherman sweater at one point but lost it in a house fire. I stopped knitting for a few years and when I picked it back up so much had changed. New terminology and methods of doing what used to be simple things have thrown me for a loop. I've never learned to knit socks. I would like to learn, but I live in an area where it doesn't get that cold in the winter and for that reason my husband says he doesn't need or want knit socks. So, no reason to learn. I guess until my granddaughter is old enough for more fashionable things, I'll stick with the simple stuff and try to learn and re-learn some of the more complicated stitches as I go.