It's been so much fun reading all these!! Guess it's about time to introduce myself!
I'm Susan and starting knitting a couple months ago. I'm 22 and had no knowledge of knitting but thought it would be a great hobby to take up as I quit smoking. I bought a learn to knit kit a couple weeks before I quit. ( I wanted to at least figure a little bit of it out before I quit to prevent needle-eye injuries during withdrawl!) Well, the kit kinda sucked so I googled and came across this site. This site and everyone here have really helped me figure this knitting stuff out. I'm still a super newbie but I'm slowly gaining more knowledge.
And...I have been a non smoker now for: One month, two weeks, five days, 23 hours, 25 minutes and 47 seconds. 1529 cigarettes not smoked, saving $229.39. Life saved: 5 days, 7 hours, 25 minutes.
Yup, thats right 1529 cigs!!!!!!!!!! I was a pack and a half day smoker and quit cold turkey with the help of the online Freedom From Smoking program through the American Lung Association.
It's amazing how calming knitting can be and especially in the early days of my quit it helped me relax and take deep breaths. I even synched my breathing with my knitting for awhile!
Well, enough bable I suppose.....But before I go I just wanted to share with you a couple pics of my baby Lucy
. She was a neglected dog and my bf adopted her Valentines weekend and suprised us. She is the coolest dog