Actually took a knitting class at Sears in Norfolk, VA in the early 70's. I wasn't able to keep in practice but would try to pick it back up from time to time over the years. Now I am retired, have RA but one of my doctors told me knitting might help with my hand cramps. I am loving my time knitting now, just don't know how to do much other than using regular needles and so on. So happy I found this site!!