Just Found a Reason to Knit...

I do a lot of crafts... more on that later... but knitting is something I've never learned how to do! Mom crochets, so that's my yarn-craft of choice, but I've only ever made blankets (which take me an eternity) and scarves. Then I found this project, and have now decided that I must learn to knit, if only to make this sweater. Although the more I think about it, there are lots of cute things I could make with two needles and a skein of yarn! I'm not sure when I'll get started, but it's out there on the horizon. I've never been that great at learning crochet techniques from patterns/books, so I may have to wait till I get back to California to have my knitter (is that a word) friends give me some live lessons. I know my girl Emma does it, anyone else out there a knitter?

Note: I found this project HERE on the Flint Knits Blog. She offers a free pattern a cute pictures.

What are your favorite knitting patterns/projects? Does anyone have any advice for a novice knitter?