Hi, everyone! So nice to meet you all!
I'm Treeling, and I've been knitting for a few years. I taught myself, not surprisingly the deep south (I learned in Louisiana and now live in the remnants of Gulf Coast Mississippi) lacks yarn shops and knitting circles. So what if it's only cool enough for wool 2 weeks out of the year! That's at least 14 items everyone should knit, right??? I'd still call myself something of an "advanced beginner" because compared to, oh, Amy's beautiful afghan, my little scarves and blankets and hats are none too grand.
Nevertheless, I've taught a knitting class to a group of inner-city middle schoolers (they loved it, boys and girls!) and am currently rallying a charity knitting group at http://immeritus.org/index.php
where I'm a moderator (we're calling ourselves SPEW in Hermione Granger's honor-- the Society to Promote Everyone's Warmth).
I've linked my future fiber-ers (many first timers) at SPEW back to knittinghelp, and everyone is (of course) raving about how helpful it is. Although I own many knitting tomes (even after Katrina ate several :( ), this site is hands-down my best resource in the absence of live knitters from whom to learn.
In the past, I've knit and crocheted many scarves and hats, an afghan, etc.
I am currently working on (I have fibering ADD):
2 socks (not matching
and planning a baby blanket for Project Linus