I have been knitting and crocheting since 2008. I taught myself to crochet out of a book, but got stuck at trying to teach myself how to read knitting patterns. It was all the abbreviations that got me! I joined a course at my local adult education college and fell in love with it.As I fell more in love with knitting I searched for the patterns I had in my head and couldn't find them. So I started writing my own.