I have been knitting for 37 years! Learned WAY BACK in 8th grade, in school! (How our kids are missing out these days in school!) I wouldn't call myself an "Advanced" knitter, & I HAVE been able to do "Intermediate" patterns. I STILL need help every-so-often!!!!!! I enjoy the rhythmic motion as it relaxes me!There's just something about having that yarn in hand... I enjoy knitting Baby clothes & things for the home !I like to knit those things that don't take too long to knit!