My sister in law has been wanting her daughter to learn to knit, and so she signed them both up for a year of drop-in classes at pretty much THE most amazing yarn store I've ever been to -- the Stitch & Knit Shoppe in West Vancouver. Incredible selection of yarn and the friendliest staff! While they sat and had their first lesson, I finished up these socks that I've been knitting on the bus for a while now. They're made with a Crazy Zauberball, which has sort of random color changes so you end up with socks that are complementary but not matched.
(My 8 year old niece is now a knitter!) Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry