When I first learned to knit, I saw this beautiful pattern for a poncho and skirt. I really wanted to make it, but had no idea what I was doing. Thus began my adventure with two needles and a skein of yarn. After purchasing the yarn, I'd prop myself between several pillows on the couch and read directions about how to cast on, make a stockinette stitch and do something called duplicate stitich. Miraculously, I finished both pieces and they fit perfectly. It was the beginning of a love affair with yarn that has spanned many years and has given me countless hours of enjoyment!