Then I made this...which I don't think really qualifies as knitting.
After watching a different "how to knit" video, I produced this fine specimen and decided that I knew enough to start my first scarf.
I knew how to knit a row, turn around, and knit another row. I figured that when I ran out of yarn I would just watch another video.
I bought some larger, sturdier needles and some wool yarn and went to town.
After abandoning the project for more than a month, I finally completed my first scarf! I underestimated the thickness of the yarn so my scarf is a foot wide. But with only a few mistakes I can now add knitting to my resume (under life skills of course.)
A scarf is super easy. You knit a row, turn the scarf over, knit another row and repeat. There is so much more to knitting that I may pursue at some point in the future but for now I have a backlog of minibooks to work on.