Well, here's the official introduction.
Hi everyone. My name is Lesley and I am a soaper/chandler. On our soaping forum, there was a sock knit along (yep on a soaping forum) and I don't knit but I crochet pretty well. We've moved since I last crocheted and I can't find my stash of crochet hooks and I really wanted to make socks, too. Since I *know* I have every size crochet hook known to man (just don't know WHERE I have them) I refused to go out and buy more. But I don't have any knitting needles so I can buy them. *laugh* Knitting socks was way over my head so I decided just to learn knitting. However until I found this site, I'm embarrassed to say that casting on was over my head. Soapdoc was nice enough to share the link to the knittinghelp website. Now I'm actually knitting and it LOOKS like knitting.
So far I've just been knitting a dish cloth pattern with the wrong type of yarn, just to practice. I'm getting the knit and purl stitches figured out so I went and bought proper yarn and proper sized needles to try a scarf. It should be completed just about the time the weather gets warm. heheheh
Anyway, I live in western Massachusetts. I have a day job, but my soaps/candle business takes up a LOT of my time. I'm married (13 years now) and we have two beautiful daughters (one is a lhasa apso and the other is a shih-tzu)
Thanks for the great site, Amy. I may actually have a successful project thanks to the videos.