Grandmother taught me to knit. Step mom encourage me at 16 to do a sweater for my mom. I did not take it up again until I was in my 30's, when a neighbor lady ask me to teach her to knit and she taught me to crochet. Did not knit again until my 50's when a girlfriend decide we should knit and check out ever yarn shop in the state of Wisconsin. Have not seen all of them, but what a stash of yarn we have,and what fun. I am now trying to design my own patterns. Is'nt it fun just to sit and knit.