I've been married for 33 years and have 3 grown children. Although I've been crocheting for years, I've decided to embark on something more challenging; knitting. As a child, I watch my mother create beautiful gifts as well as sweaters for herself. Being left handed, I taught myself how to crochet by sitting across from my mother as she worked and I would just repeat her steps "backwards". Knitting was another story. I'm just not very coordinated and struggled with working needles in my right hand. But with persistence and encouragement from a knitting friend, I've finally gotten past casting on and the garter stitch. I look forward to creating many beautiful gifts, just like my mother has for years.