I can sew just about anything (gown? done it. leather jacket? check. stuffed animals? and how), often sans pattern, and I have even dyed and painted my own fabric. Shockingly (to me, at least,) I have never, ever attempted to learn how to knit or crochet.
I feel like I am somehow incomplete while lacking this skill, so I have promised myself that I will tackle the mastery (okay, competence) of knitting and crocheting this year. I figure that I have time before next winter to whip up at least one of these adorable patterns for our little (soon to be) toddler -- so cute!
From Bex at Chile Con Yarne:
From Half-Assed Patterns:
From Bellana at Craftster:
From Allison MacAlister at Knitting Ninja:
All of these links contain either directions on how to knit these cute hats, or link directly to them.
Anybody out there have pointers on the best way to get started, or books and websites that are tried and true?