Hi, I'm Ginger.
I've been knitting about a month and finished my first project yesterday.
It's a really simple garter stitch scarf with fringe. I found some pretty variegated yarn, some bamboo sticks and a book the covers the absolute basics. I'm very pleased with the results!
When I decided to move to the next lesson, I ended up with both frayed yarn and frayed nerves. Who would have thought that the alternate rows of purl and knit would make me so insane? There were suddenly extra stitches showing up! The book was no help in figuring out what I was doing wrong. I started searching the web for help and found this site. The videos are so wonderful and as it happens, someone else had posted a question on the forum that was exactly the same situation I was in... That accidental yarn over when switching from knit to purl was the problem.
I've registered so I can learn more and maybe someday can offer to help others. Thanks to the forum owner and all the moderators and oldbies. You folks have put together something really special here!
All the best,