Hi my names Valerie but my family and friends call me Val. Until four years ago I lived in Nottingham, England Robin Hood country, but moved to the USA, Oklahoma to be exact. I have taken up my knitting needles once again as I am spoilt for choice over here, knitting was a dying art in England, shops were shutting and the cost was expensive. I have loads of choice now, although I am going through a learning curve in the different abbreivations and wool types. I am glad I have found this site as I have now somewhere to ask for help if I require it. Thanks.