Beginner, just this year. Tried to start 15 years ago and gave up, then again about five years ago and gave up, but this time I’m sticking with it. Started off with Susan B. Anderson’s beginner’s class at Bluprint and learned continental. Now I’m the proud owner of a striped hat with a pom-pom on top that may be slightly oversized, but the hat is the first thing I’ve knit that I would wear in public. Now working on socks and getting more ambitious with Field Guide #15. I live in Salem, Oregon.