I have been knitting a couple of years. I'm not great, but I keep going despite the final product. It's not about what it looks like, it's about the process of creation. I find that as I knit, thoughts come to mind. It's truly meditative. Want to get started? Check out the book "Stitch n' Bitch"...easy to read directions, helpful pictures. The website knittinghelp.com is also awesome...great close-up videos.