I've been knitting since I was about 10 but there are constantly new tricks to learn. I love the challenge as well as the logic of knitting from the top down; a written pattern is not even needed. I knit for myself as my fancy dictates but mostly these days I knit for children. I belong to a group of friends who knit small stuff for babies in hospitals as well as kids' stuff in general for charity. Not only is this a useful outlet for my urge to knit, but it is good fun.