Good luck with the quilting! you'll have a blast! I made the fish quilt for BF (now DH) as my first project and went on a quilting spree! I miss it, but don't have the room now that I have converted our 3rd bedroom in to my "body transformation" room! Knitting seems to be a little more compact and I can do it while watching TV, which helps me relax after work and working out!