Hi Wanda, my story is quite similar to yours! I'm from the twin cities.
I was taught young, and completely forgot.
Then in my 20's, I re-taught myself from a book, made a few afghans, and acquired a ridiculous stash of yarn and unfinished wip's.
Now, in my almost mid 30's, I have caught the bug again. I am really into felting, and projects from the "Wrap Style" and "Scarf Style" books.
I really enjoy knitting with natural fibers...
Right now I am knitting "off-center argyle" from Wrap Style.
I also just bought the pattern for a Lucy Bag
What are you knitting?