I taught myself to knit just a few months ago. For me, it is an awesome creative outlet but it is also my way of keeping sane and helping me with my self worth. I was diagnosed with lupus about 5 years ago. It wasn't until recently that I have experienced my first real flair up (and still going through it). There isn't much I can do some days due to the lack of energy or just being in so much pain. So I sit and knit (and crochet). I can at least feel like I have accomplished something that day...even if it just a few rows...I at least have something to show for it.