I'm a "returnee" to knitting after some 10 years of not indulging in the craft!! My elder brother taught me the basics when I was only a little one still at prep school some forty odd years ago!! Mum taught me the more advanced stuff!!! Both mum and her elder sister were awesome knitters and I can only try to be as good!!! Modern knitting ideas have re-awakened the knitter within me and all the wonderful freebie patterns available here will have me busy for ever.