Message to the "Newbies"

Practice, practice & practice - start with 10 or 20 stitches & knit every day at a dedicated hour without any distractions (tv, telephone,family) until you get the technique “[B]in your hands”. This means knitting by ROTE.[/B] This may take days or weeks. When you master the knit stitch, then do the purl stitch in the same manner.
Art & science work together - the brain will tell you when you are ready to move on. My experience as a tutor helped others to learn successfully just by practicing.