My mom-law bought me knitting books this year for Christmas and she's giving me some of her old knitting needles which used to belong to her mom. I can't wait to be able to have the kind of list of completed projects.
Incidentally, is there a book or are there web tutorials you recommend for beginners?
I don't know what book or tutorial to recommend for beginners, TrishaLynn. There are certainly loads and loads of them out there, but I'm not familiar with any of them. I'd maybe look for books that are highly rated on Amazon, or search/ask on Ravelry. If you haven't joined Ravelry, I recommend it. It's free and it's an incredible resource for knitters and crocheters.