1. Is there a book that any of you would recommend for a first-time knitter who is totally new to the scene? I'm talking about total self-teaching here. I just read a post by Annika that mentioned Stitch and Bitch-any input on that one?
2. Would it be a worthwhile project for any of you knitters out there to trade your unfinished projects with other knitters who would be more likely to finish them? What if there were a big database of unfinished projects-hats, mittens, scarves, sweaters, socks-that you could all choose from? It would be sort of like a gift swap, but, you know, with half-finished products. Maybe someone has a sweater that just needs arms and they hate doing arms and somebody else is good at arms. I guess perhaps the technical term here would be "sleeves." LOL. Or maybe somebody wants a pair of mittens but hates starting them and someone else has a pair languishing at the bottom of their knitting bag. I don't know. I have no idea if this would be worthwhile or not, that's why I'm asking all of you. If so, is there anyone that would want to coordinate that?