I just became a citizen of your world about three weeks ago. I bought a pair of size 8 needles and some cheap, red yarn from WalMart, and logged on to this website to learn to knit.
So far I've knitted one 6 and a half foot scarf. It's bright red and ugly as homemade sin, but I'm quite proud of it.
Now all I can think of is knitting! I've purchased a few more needles, some more yarn and find myself knitting away in all my spare time.
So far I've only managed to knit things that resemble scarves (they're more discernable as scarves the more I practices), but some day I'd like to knit something big, like an afghan.
My only problem: I don't understand how one would knit an afghan! The only thing I could imagine is using 6 foot long needles, but that doesn't seem practical. How the heck would I be able to cast enough stitches to get a respectable afghan-- and does anyone have any basic, basic, basic afghan projects I might try?
Forgive my naivete-- but I'm just get started and am really eager to learn!