On that faithful day (when I decided I was ready) I wandered into Stitches http://www.stitchesseattle.com/ and purchased my first needles and yarn. She also suggested that I purchase "Stitch 'n Bitch - The Knitter's Handbook" by Debbie Stoller.
Even to this day I refer back to this book! It is amazing. With titles of chapters like "You Ain't Shit if You Don't Knit" this book is not only SO informative, it is funny and interesting! Want to learn? This takes you step by step. Just like New Kids on the Block...Oh baby! Seriously. Just. Buy. It.
Tips for new knitters:
-Sign up for www.ravelry.com. This site is like the social media mecca for knitters. It offers a plethora of patterns, groups, and even a place to take pictures and organize all of your creations!
-Ask your local knit shop for suggestions! I started on size 10 straight needles with burnt orange, worsted weight yarn (Still my favorite scarf...to this day!).
-Once you get the hang of it by knitting a few sample squares, knit several scarves just to practice your stitch! Don't need that many scarves? Keep them for the holiday and give them to friends!
Knitting is not only relaxing but you then get the pleasure of making some pretty cool stuff. If you have been thinking of learning to knit and live in the Seattle area check out this knit night I set up: http://twtvite.com/aizbsq
It is for knitters and newbies! Anyone who wants to learn or already knows how!