Really great to hear all the different events that starting the knitting fun.
I learned from my Grandmother as she was a righty and my mother was a lefty and we butted heads to often. I started at 8 and now 40 years later still knit projects in the winter time mostly. There is a small young group at the local school. I join them and help out where I can. I do have a couple of knit books
Knitting without tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Socks Soar on two circular needles by Cat Bordi
Too Cute by Debbie Ware
Folk Bags by Vicki Square