I 48 yrs. old and started knitting about 10 yrs. ago. My girlfriend taught me and I just took to it like riding a bike. My first project was Sally Melville's Einstein Coat and it turned out beautiful, so I just kept on going from there ever since. I can do just about anything I put my mind to. About 8 yrs. ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, this is a very complicated disease and most people don't want to take the time to understand what we go through. However, one of the things that happen to us is that we suffer from terrible concentration problems. I stopped knitting for quite awhile but just started to pick it up again doing easy projects. I will always be a knitter no matter what, I think it is a life saver for me.