I live in rural central New York with my husband, daughter, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and various local wildlife. I have been knitting for about 3-4 years and crocheting for 11 years, both self-taught. I work at a bank full-time, so I do not get a ton of time to knit, but once the baby goes to sleep, out come the needles. I love making gifts for others and my daughter already has quite a array of sweaters, hats, etc. I have had to start limiting my stash due to lack of storage space and my husband's threats of disposal if it started spilling out into the hall.