My name is Janet (do you like the play on the name for my SN? lol)
I have wanted to learn to knit for a long time and finally just decided to stop waiting for someone to help me, and help myself. I picked up a "teach yourself to knit" kit at Wal-Mart but the book was ridiculous to understand. I couldn't figure out the cast on and even my DH had trouble getting it (and he's good with directions!).
So, I went to another forum I visit every day, asked around and was sent here. I learned to cast on in no time at all just by watching the video!
I am just doing a regular stockinette knit (is that what it's called?) right now and making a potholder - I think LOL - even if it doesn't really turn into anything I don't care. I've learned something new and I am HOOKED!
I hope it will be okay to be "needy" because I'll have lots of questions. But I'm a quick learner and look forward to the day when I can accomplish some of the awsome patterns I've seen (I'd love to do a knitted parasol for my teen girl
On a personal note:
I am 35 years old. I've been married for 18 years. We have 4 children ages 17, 15, 5, and 4.
I homeschool the youngest two and have given my teen girl the option if she wants to ... hs'ing her would be fun - she's a really cool kid
Anything else you want to know? Just ask me. I figure it's only fair since I'll be asking you all questions soon enough LOL