I'm pretty new, made a scarf back in '99 and still love using it. Then last winter I HAD to make some dog sweaters because I shaved my Shih Tzus too close
. I was truly hooked!
It doesn't take long to look like an expert though. I've made a shawl that's easy but looks difficult, and 2 socks, one is lacey and adorable. All on my Flickr Album
and here on KH on several posts and my blog (link below)
I STILL get confused about what's a garter stitch, etc. sometimes though.
I have to go through the stitches in my head, like doing my ABCs. LOL.