(This may be the second time I've intro'd myself. I can't remember if I've posted before. lol...)
My name is Jen, and I live in the DFW area. I've been a crocheter for a very long time, but I've always loved the look of knitting. I've tried learning it a couple of times, but it never "took."
About two years ago I discovered the Yarn Harlot and fell in love.
The more I read her books and blog, the more I wanted to knit. I'm especially in love with the idea of hand knitted socks. They sound like heaven!
I just recently finished my first "officially" knitted item. A decidedly wonky looking dishcloth. It was done mostly in garter stitch (as I was learning how to do the knit stitch), has a few rows of actual stockinette stitch after I learned how to purl, and back to garter stitch cuz it was easier.
I'm definitely a Continental knitter because I'm so used to holding the yarn in my left hand while crocheting. So far I've only used straight needles, but I'm interested in trying out circulars. I figured I'd practice making a few more dishcloths before attempting socks. Those dpns scare me. lol....
Nice to meet everyone!