Years ago my grandmother taught me how to knit...sort of. She taught me the garter stitch and I made a pair of fingerless gloves by knitting a square, sewing the ends together, and poking my thumb through the seam to make a thumb hole.
A few years ago I started knitting again, mostly making scarves, but I did manage to learn the knit stitch and figured out how to make stripes and letters. Recently I decided that I should learn a little more, and when I found this free pattern by Susan B. Anderson for Spud & Chloë, I decided this was a good place to start.
It wasn't a hard project, and by referring to Susan B. Anderson's books and various tutorials on YouTube, I managed to finish it quite quickly, considering this was the first time I've ever knitted anything in the round.
I'm totally inspired to knit more! I even joined Ravelry and started a board on Pinterest to keep track of all the fun stuff I'd like to knit someday. Now if only Abe would start going to bed early...