I started knitting 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my girl. I knew CO, K and P when I started, taught to me by a kind friend.
I have taught myself with books and with THIS site. I can read a pattern like a cookbook now and there are some techniques I don't yet do or prefer not to do but I can really do anything I want with somewhat reasonable proficiency. Now when I look at patterns that the level says "experienced" or "advanced" and I often think, "How did I get here?"
Insert thoughts on your own knitting here.