Welcome, BettyBea! We seem to have many similarities. I am also from a southern state (Texas), and I am a former homeschooler. My dd just turned 22, but I homeschooled her from the 3rd through 12th grade. We had an 11 year old golden retriever (half lab, actually) until recently, when diabetes got the best of her :crying:, and I just came
upon my year of jubilee.
Oh, and I LOVE to knit, too, though I'm not that good at it yet.
I'm working on it and improving, though.
I look forward to seeing you around here, and if you're interested in a supportive homeschooling forum, check out my link below. :D