One of the things I have always wanted to know how to do is knit. So in fall 2009 I decided to join a craft guild and learn. But I decided I should really know the basics before I went, so I found a video on youtube and learnt how to cast on and do a knit stitch.
From there, I worked on a scarf. Eventually I got tired of just knit stitch. I tried to find a video to teach me to purl, without much luck, so I ended up getting someone at the craft group to show me. I can proudly say that I can knit and purl now, and hope I haven't forgotten as its been quite a while!
I had a scarf I was working on, but since decided it was much too wide so I ended up ripping it out. I am going to start a blanket next, but will post about that in a seperate post.