Hi Karen and thank you for the reply hello!!
Iam north of you up In Saratoga Springs....very cold and snowy here today..
My sister keeps telling me that I seem to pick things "above my level" but I haven't found things too hard ...Yet...lol
I just take my time on things and go at my speed....Plus I belong to a site where the gals are so good about helping you out!!!
Iam like you and can't seem to stay away from acquiring tons of yarn.....I see the color..and love it ,so buy it..making sure I have enough to make a full sweater...
I belong to The Crochet Crowd too as I taught myself how to crochet in April of 2012...then knitting in June 2012 ...its a fun site too!!
and yes you are so right " I've learned so much about myself through knitting - patience, budding creativity, patience, perseverance, patience, trust...and did I mention patience?!? "
I learned when crocheting that you can't put a timeline on yourself to get things done...or it will mess up..always!
Happy Knitting to you