*sigh* for those of you in awe of the little time it took miss lady_cyanide to complete this, you must not know her very well. just wait until she sleeps over at your house and knits about 10 hats before going to bed. and then another 3 or 4 when she wakes up. love you, lady! see you soon! (psstt! you should go check out the clearance yarn at hobby lobby soon!)
I'm the same way. Don't worry, hon, I was knitting for about a year before I worked up the courage to learn how to purl. I've now been at if for about 5 years, and haven't yet worked up the courage to attempt a sweater. Ah well, I think it looks great for beginnings, and looks a lot better than some of my first stuff. Keep it up, love!