I am new here and to the word of knitting. I have been using a loom (round ones and square made by knifty knitter) for about a month and a half. I have made a 3 hats, a double knit scarf and an iPod bag. This has been fun but while doing the last project, I started to consider using needles. I had tried to do this when I was a kid and was very frustrated because I just could not get the hang of it.
I bit the bullett and decided to just do it anyway. So I went to AC Moore and purchased a butt load of equipment. My partner says I better learn and use it because I spent soooo much money. Not to mention the money I have spent thus far on supplies for the other projects. He is is not complaining too much because I have been very relaxed at home since I started doing this and have only freaked out once becasue I had to start my last hat all over again when my dog got to it. He is enjoying the hat and scarf I knitted for him though, especially since in the northeast here it has been very frigid.
All that to say I am anxious to start with needles. I have been just doing stiches on the needles to try to get the hang of it. Basic knit and purl. Nothing fancy. I learned this from a book! I am very proud of myself for that. I do plan to try to attend a class though. Just got to fit it in somewhere. I am a graphic designer full time and taking class for Flash and I sing too and meet with a friend about once a week to be creative musically.
What would be a good project to start on for a firt time needle user? I thought about a dishcloth or sock or something. I just want to make sure I am doing something and learning and not knitting just to knit. I like knitting, but I am goal oriented and so I would like to see a finished project at the end. Just keeps me motivated. I don't get too upset if it does not turn out right, becasue I realize that I am very green behind the ears on this, but I would like to knit something. Not just a big piece of nothing. Any ideas?