I am a shiny new knitter here, still in my first few days of knitting. Actually I am still trying to mastering my "cast on", it gets better every time! I have always been interested in crafts and DIY type projects but never really considered knitting until recently when my daughter took an interest. So for the last few days knitting has been the buzz around here. She latched on and has started in on her first scarf, with hopes of making bigger and better things in the future (watch etsy.com, she will be there soon!). I on the other hand am taking a little longer to get going. Not discouraged, just taking it a little slower. So my question for anyone who cares to answer is this: once you decided to start knitting, how long was it before you were seeing any kind of positive result? By positive I mean you were knowing enough about what you were doing that you could make something complete and useful. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to create this site and to everyone who is contributing to it, really inspiring to me to keep going and make something great!