I have been knitting since my teens. I was taught by my mother, who could do all kids of things like embroidery, tatting, crochet, sewing. She loved making things with her hands. While I know how to do all of the above, except for tatting, I LOVE to knit!! Mostly making scarves, afghans, cowls, shawls that I give to friends and family, or donate to charities. I think it's the colors and textures that draw me in.