I am retired and learned to knit when I was 20 yrs. old. I knttied a few thing whens the kids were young but for the most part just did dish rags to keep aware of what knitting was. When I retired 7/08 I realized I needed to be challenged maybe not the same as when I worked as a payroll specialist but I needed a challenge. So I dug out the needles, got on the internet and searched for patterns to awaken the sleeping "God only knows"! I have continually picked patterns that needed me to actually "work" at knitting it.