So I was a self-taught crocheter, and I get bored of things easily, so I decided it was time for knitting. I almost gave up that night, staring at the computer monitor with the diagrams and pictures, and thought that the purl stitch was so freakin' hard! I tried again the next morning, though -- and persevered and just did it again and again, and I can say I'm a knitter now! I used a toy plastic knitting needle and the wooden stick of a paintbrush, though (yeah, the other toy knitting needle got lost ) -- which is slightly less comfortable than real needles, I would assume.
Anyway... I wanted to make the Boogie time watch band at Knitty, but I think either my yarn or my needles were too big, so the band became too thick when I tried folding it in like the pattern asked to. Plus, the watch that I intended to use is broken, as a result of my dismantling it to change its face. Now it is just a wrist band.
Click on it to see its Flickr page with some notes. Now I don't have much yarn anymore to knit anything, but the satisfaction of knowing I could knit all on my own is just awesome. It seems knitting takes a bit longer than crocheting though, or maybe it's just my beginner-ness.