I am 63 y/o and have been knitting off & on since I was a child though don't consider myself experienced. I also crochet and thats mostly what I did. My mom crocheted and didn't turn to knitting until later in age. I have just recently gone back to knitting and love all the new patterns and yarns. I have been just reading the form almost everyday and love it. It's neat to see every one elses ideas. It adds a new dimension to the craft.