I haven't read all this thread--but I've always thought of myself as one of the "oldies!"
Gotta go read how old everyone is!
OOPS-had to come back and edit--forgot to say I'll be 58 on November 3rd!! Looks like I'm one of the REAL oldies!
I began knitting when I was in my 20's, and knitted Christmas stockings for the kids, but I was a crochet-er long before that and knitting never felt comfy!! I always loved the feel of knitting though--it was softer and draped so well. One day, when I began reading knitting blogs on the computer, I saw KNITTINGHELP.COM. I thought--"Maybe I CAN do this the right way...." and I have
been trying ever since , I guess.
I started out English which I'm so comfortable with--but I got The Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmerman, and she really advises Continental, especially when you want to do 2-handed colorwork, and I'd love to try that--ONE DAY!! I'd really love to become as good at knitting as I am crochet--which my MIL taught me in my early 20's--she taught herself from a book, and then taught me--and SHE was a lefty!
I'm more obsessed with knitting than I was crochet-but in the '80's, I would stay up all night doing counted cross stitch--knitting has become the reason I stay up all night now! (AND insomnia--maybe that's the reason I KNIT all night!lol)