Let me say, it is GREAT to be here. I found this site last week when I was searching and searching for knitting videos. The videos here helped me alot more than my learn to knit book I got.
I'm 22 and decided to "try" and teach myself how to knit so I have something to do with my hands besides smoke. (I'm quitting the smoking jan.27 but might bump it up to tomorrow.) I have always thought knitting was cool so I just bought a Boye kit last week. I still don't know what some things in the kit are..LOL.
I just came across Norman's post about stitches being too tight. That's my problem too right now along with splitting the yarn. I might not be using the best yarn for a beginner though either. It's Lion Brand Yarn -Homespun. I believe on their wesbsite it said that it's a heavy weight yarn, but it feels so fragile and cozy. I need something tough and that splits less easily, if you have any suggestions I would very much appreciate them. But I will also try to cast-on my stitches looser and work on the whole tension thing. All I can do right now is cast-on and knit. Haven't really tried anything else yet, but I'm getting there
I can't wait to meet everyone here. This is a fantastic website and maybe one day I will actually be able to make something other than "needle cozies" LOL.