My mother and grandmother taught me to knit as a child. When I was 15, my mom and I took a sewing class. She would sew on the sleeves inside out, but I picked up a little bit of it. Nowadays I knit (I love cables and textures), I sew dresses and accessories, and I'm learning to crochet. I am teaching my 9-year old daughter to knit and she's an expert scarf maker.