I learned how to knit from a neighbor girl when I was 12. That was in the late 1960's. My mother taught me how to crochet, but I mostly did simple things like blankets. I didn't get serious about crochet until maybe two years ago. I learned from Youtube tutorials. I quit smoking and needed something to do with my hands rather than burning one at break time. I brought crochet projects with me to do in the lunch room. I just had my anniversary on Valentine's Day. Two years smoke free thanks to knitting and crochet. Cigarettes here are around $7.50 per pack, so I'm saving $224 bucks per month. More money for yarn now and no venturing out in bad weather for a pack or going outside to smoke.
Welsh corgis are cool.