Originally Posted by KingJulien
Word, thought I remembered you doing that. I was thinking about trying it for kicks - does it take forever to learn how to make, say, a scarf?
Depends on the scarf, of course. It's pretty easy to learn the basics, and can probably be done in a couple hours with some patience. Most people will start with a garter stitch scarf and quit after realizing that it's boring to do the same stitch for a few hundred rows. I guess my advice would be to start small, knit practice squares until you learn some more advanced techniques, and then try a bigger project. That way when you're knitting a five foot long scarf you can entertain yourself with cables and lace or whatever. It also might save you from wasting a lot of money on yarn until you're sure knitting is for you. IMO knitting is only really worth it if you enjoy the process as much as the finished product.