Thought I'd say hello; obviously I've only just joined. I was pleased to find that a community like this one exists! Technically I'm not a knitter yet, but with luck (or, actually, practice) I will be soon. I have a tradition of setting year-long goals for myself on my birthday, which is the sixteenth of this month, instead of January first.
This year it's going to be to learn to knit, as all my friends do and I feel a bit left out when we're all at a cafe and they're all working on their projects and I'm just sitting there like a fool. Also, I'm a bit of a clothes horse, and the idea of having the power to make my own items is thrilling.
Since it's not quite my birthday yet, I'm forcing myself to avoid the books and needles and yarn I've already purchased, but I'd be happy to listen to any advice you've got for me!