I got it into my head two years ago that I wanted to learn to knit, so I signed up for a 5 week class offered in the community. I had no previous needle work experience, and was never into crafting of any sort. It was miserable, but after the class was almost over my mom (who knew how to knit, but hadn't done so since I was very little, so I was shocked) taught me the English style and I knitted a red garter stitch scarf from one skein of Lion's brand yarn.
I didn't touch my needles again until last August when I decided to try knitting another dog sweater (a dog sweater was my first unsuccessful class project) and it actually turned out half-ways decent. Then I found this forum as I was trying to puzzle out what to do to finish my class dog sweater and now I just can't get enough.
I even knit my first sweater this Jan/Feb!