Knitting is the single most wonderful craft activity in the world. Without knitting there would be no Monkey or Sofia and the world would be a sadder place for that. If you've never knitted then it should definately become one of your ambitions for 2006, especially since you don't need to spend a fortune on expensive electronic equipment to get started. A few balls of wool are all that's required. maybe visit a charity shop and see what they have, no need to spend out on espensive yarns. In fact just straightforward wool is better than fancy stuff because its about your creativity not some multinational yarn producers ideas.
If you haven't knitted before, look around for someone to help you cast on, lots of older women know what to do, technically all you need to be able to do is make a slip knot and from there its just adding to that and then working with the number of knots you've made.
If you'd like to talk about knitting, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org