I am knitting my very first project - a scarf (of course) using just knitting stitches. Making it out of Red Heart Easy Tweed Yarn-Butternut using Size 11 needles...the needles are acrylic, wow, those work slick!
Took me forever to figure out how to cast on (thanks for the videos here...) I used the long tail double cast on method, and could get everything but the last part of it and FINALLY the simplicity of it fell into place when I figured out it came OFF my thumb and that was part of the stitch/cast on. DUH!
Now I have about 3 inches knitted (30 on each row)...I have a couple little boo boos in it, but this is my "learning" piece and I'm having fun.
It will be nice when I don't have to focus quite so much!
I knit just a little bit as a child, but Mom always did the cast-on for me. Knitting itself ...like riding a bike...came right back to me...however, I don't know much but that! So I have a LOT to learn!