For a long time, I’ve been using my own knitting-symbol font, and I am publishing a stitch-by-stitch book that teaches how to read, use, and create knitting charts. The links to both are on the main menu.
In the meantime, I knit mainly socks and sweaters, which you can see on my project page at Ravelry.
I learned to knit from the Reader’s Digest Complete Book of Knitting about 1980. I had checked out a book from my high-school library about knitting sweaters on a circular needle. On the body, I got as far as the underarm. Yay! But I couldn’t figure out how to knit the sleeves on the same circular needle. (I didn’t know about DPNs or using two circs.) So I abandoned knitting until 1985 or so, when I made several things working flat. Some projects were successful; others, not so much.
About 1990, I started getting more serious, making a bunch, a whole bunch, of baby blankets for friends and co-workers.
In the years since, I’ve become a big fan of Elizabeth Zimmermann and her daughter Meg Swansen. Love their books and DVDs.
I also love KnitPicks. They can just ship me one (or ten) of everything!