I used Google to search for animations or videos related to knitting. This wasn't the first site returned in the results, but it's definitely the best! I tried using books and other web sites, but still photos and drawings just didn't make sense to me -- I needed to see someone actually doing the stitches and techniques.
This site's a godsend! Since I started in January, I've made 14 scarves (!), 9 of them as gifts (I recently switched my job, and gave a bunch of good friend/former coworkers them as presents).
I just finished my first hat yesterday (it's for a charity event, see http://www.threeblacksheep.com/getinvolved.asp
), and I'm working on a blanket for my cousin's new baby. My office is full of bags of yarn, needles, ribbon and beads, and I can't wait to start new projects.
I'm totally hooked!
I've also lost 10 pounds, and my blood pressure, which was elevated during a doctor's visit the last week of December, is back down to normal.
THANK YOU AMY!!