Originally Posted by Breezed
Wow this is all very good information laid out plainly enough to understand for us newbs. Thanks!
There are so many different things to learn when you start knitting that sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. Having a place like this where you can get some of these tips to help you get started can really help, especially if you don't know someone who knits and can help you in person.
Some of the tips mentioned above are really great because they're general principles that apply to all of your projects and will continue to help you as you develop your knitting skills. Having even just a basic understanding of these things as you get started can help you avoid frustration!
I especially liked the comment about frogging ... too often we think that if we've made a mistake and have to frog back that we've "failed", when really we should be looking at it as a learning experience. The way I see it, when I have to frog it's not because I (or the project) failed it's because I learned what NOT to do! Like with anything else in life, our mistakes teach us something ... whether it's about our project, our knitting style, or ourselves!
Keep up the good work, and remember that there's always something new to learn (no matter how long you've been knitting for) and someone here to help you learn it!