Hi, I’m Heather Susan Rainwater Campbell, thus HSRC
I started knitting one month ago, December 12 2010, by picking up a yarn that felt nice (bernat baby jaquards) and a pair of needles that were indicated on the label of the yarn (size 5 aluminum). It was about $5 and I figured if I never did anything with it, it was at worst an inexpensive loss.
I cast on 42 stitches, then did the knit stitch. A lot of times. I found out later it was called garter stitch. I went back and fixed things I’d messed up, picked back up a few dropped stitches, even put the whole thing back on the needle after my 2 year old pulled it completely off. So I have a scarf now. It’s even width from one end to the other, which my friend Anna says means that I didn’t change tension as I learned. (Her first scarf was much wider at the beginning edge and got narrower.)