My name is Becki and I live in Japan. I decide knitting was a good way to keep myself busy in the evenings when I don't have a lot to do.
I'm self taught as well, and am currently working on my first project. Its a baby blanket, nothing special, just the knit stitch all the way but I'll be adorning it with little white bows when I'm finished (mostly to hide my mistakes!)
I use bamboo needles, as they are the only ones sold in the store close to me but have purchased some metal ones on a trip back to the states.
I travel a lot for work and pleasure, and am hoping to meet some fellow knitters along the way, as well as add to my yarn collection (I'm a sucker when I see something pretty or soft!)