I've been knitting now for about 9 months and really haven't done anything very complicated. I discovered I don't like to keep track of stitches and prefer mindless knitting, with exceptional yarn that hides my mistakes. I did start 1 sweater, but got sidetracked by work. I've been so busy I haven't had time for my hobbies. I do enjoy knitting and wearing my unique scarves. Some are SO unique I won't wear them. I have learned a lot and intend to keep it up, along with my beading.
One of my co-workers (from Chicago) clued me in on Knitting Pattern Central - all their patters are free!