I started by making some little practice squares, which the boys thought could be little blankets for their hamsters they were sure they were getting for Christmas. (They didn't get them, but that's a different story). My first real project was a scarf. I didn't follow a pattern, I just kept knitting until I ran out of yarn. That one went to Zach and it now just sits in his closet. I started one for Kevin and then got tired of it. It is not looking great, as I tried to teach Zach how to knit on the same scarf and it has plenty of mistakes. I just finished another scarf that I actually may wear sometime. It's not perfect, but it looks kind of pretty. I'm really wanting to make things that I can give away to people, but still need more practice. My mom gives many of the blankets she makes to an organization called, Project Linus. Maybe eventually I will get to that point....when I'm retired! Although I already kind of feel like a grandma sitting and knitting, but oh well it's relaxing. For now, I will just continue slowly learning how to do it better. I guess that's the case with learning anything new, right?