Learned to knit when I was around 7. Taught by my great Aunt Vern. She was an avid knitter and if she had ANY hope of getting anything done when I came to visit, she taught me in self defense. (And now thinking about it that is how i learned a few other 'soft skills' like crotchet and quilting. Hmmmm there is a pattern for you. She was also a knitting nazi. She would rip my little patches out when i messed up stitches always letting me know I should have told her sooner and I wouldn't have so much to re-do. However it di create good knitting habits.
Dropped it when i got razzed in school, picked it up again later in my 20's (now in my 40's). Love to knit. I also like to bake (anything but mostly breads) and cook.
Like to knit smaller projects but last year did EZ's Hurry up sweater from the Almanac. I love EZ's designs, however her directions can be nebulous. Luckily i am also part of the Knitlist group and can have her daughter Meg answer questions about the patterns which she has been knitting most of her life! Wont do afghans unless they are modular. Am self-conscious about KIPing, but do it sometimes any way. My favorite project in the universe are the feltable slipper socks from the Socks Fly from Two Circular Needles book and often do several pair a year for gifts. They are always well received.
Currently on the needles: EZ's adult rib warmer. Hoping to finish it before the real cold weather gets here in PA. Am just about to the back so a few more nights. It will keep my warm in the office, which is always chilly. Doing it in KnitPicks Bulky peruvian bare -- I intend to dye it in aztec gold once the rib warmer is done.
I plan on doing the Adult Surprise Jacket this winter, also in the peruvian bulky superwash that I intend to hand dye -- unsure on colors yet. . .