I'm with Julie....
Back in February I had some kind of weird HOBBY EPIPHANY
and decided for no real reason (maybe making Howie a sweater was in the back of my mind) that I wanted to learn to knit.
I bought the Art of Knitting DVD and a "learn to knit" kit.
The DVD taught me to cast on (by knitting on) and to knit.
When I stumbled across KH, I found out I was knitting "combined"
and I learned the long-tail CO.
Then I learned EVERYTHING ELSE I KNOW here!
Amy understands the best way to learn....one needs to SEE the motion, CLOSE UP! (Did you all know that she is HUGGING the video cam's tripod as she knits for those videos??? I finally had to ask one day....) And, yes, her commentary makes things CRYSTAL clear.
Not to mention the community she has created! Such FRIENDS I have made here! Knitters are just GOOD PEOPLE, arent they??
I have been SO grateful for the opportunity to become a part of this place and give a little back through my modship. *tissue*
This thread was an AWESOME idea, Nik!