For many years ~ around 40 actually (giving myself six years to find out what knitting was.) I have told people I am not a knitter. For the past 15 or so I have told people I know how to knit, the basic stitches, but I still was not a knitter. But today I must tell you, I am a knitter. I owe my thanks to my friend Elaine Million who drug me to our knitting group (seemed like a good idea as I didn't know anyone in town. And after all I sell yarn, might as well network with knitters... unlike myself of course). In fact in this group I had a woman who knitted for me. I didn't do much knitting at all. But one day I saw a scarf that caught my eye, and as usual my response was "I could make that!" So I did.. made 3 of them. Still not terribly enamoured with knitting. Then, in an Alpaca Magazine I saw a sweater with a pattern that I liked... "I could make that". And so I did. Because there was some pattern to it, everyone thought I was being too ambitious, but hey, if you know a knit stitch and a purl stitch, you know what you need to know. And with Karen's help (The REAL foundation knitter in the group) I was able to read the pattern and finish the sweater.
I'm now VERY excited to start the next one ;-) I guess I am a knitter.