I have been lurking and enjoying KP for several months and decided to introduce myself. I started knitting in 1964 and have done beads, knitting and stringing, for 25 yrs. I am basically self-taught but have learned so very much from all of you. This is my major contact with the "outside" world as I am limited in my ability to get out due to orthopedic problems. Thank you for being there and helping me to improve my skills.