We're thrilled to have you here, Julie. I'm a beginner and joined several months ago, and everyone here has helped me in so many ways; I honestly think that I might have abandoned knitting altogether because it was so hard. Now I find it to be an enjoyable experience! I still have my "moments", but coming to the forum to ask advice or just to cruise around adds a feeling of security and fun in my knitting life. So enjoy and it's great that you're here.