Hihihi! I just found your community and am happy to be here. I'm just learning to knit at the elderly age of 37 but won't let that deter me! I inherited a bag of yummy hand washable yarns and some needles from a friend, chose a project and promptly discovered that I didn't have the right kind of yarn. Of course then I had to place an order with Knitpicks, getting that and some yarn for a project for someone else and discovered that I was close enough to the free shipping so I could either buy four more balls of yarn or pay for shipping. Hard choice, huh? Then I went to lj_coop
and ordered 6 more sets of needles (1 for each of my older kids and 4 dpn's for me). I seem to have mastered the shopping end of things, but the knitting part is a little more elusive. I had a friend show me knit, purl, moss and rib and was able to do them reasonably well until I got home. I can't seem to do the purl, making doing anything I'm thinking of impossible!!! I signed up to a few knitting communities here on LJ plus a soaker email group on Yahoogroups, will hopefully be going to a knitting group that my friend started, but one can never have too many friends... right?