This has become my bible, my reason for going home after work and inspiration for all 2010 Christmas gifts! I've always wanted to teach myself how to knit and become proficient reading but after years of making up designs that only got half done I set down my foot and told myself I MUST master this hobby! I have since knitted two hats for my fiance and a cute baby hat for his new niece. Finishing all three gave me the confidence that I could tackle more complicated things. I found a book on knitting sweaters, and realized that was a bit of a leap, and decided I needed to start smaller: socks!