My grandma taught me to crochet 30 years ago this winter. We were snowed in for a few days and she taught me how to crochet butterfly magnets and towel toppers. I taught myself to knit while working at my LYS a few years ago. I started out making fun fur scarves and purchased every learn to knit book I could find. Leisure Arts has a very good "teach yourself to knit" book. While I love crocheting, I really enjoy the challenge of knitting and the feeling I get when I finish a project. My latest addiction with knitting is lacework and small projects using double point needles.
In 1969 I worked as a cashier for the late shift at a restaurant in downtown Seattle. During the slow period, about an hour before closing, my boss taught me how to knit with two sharp pencils and some scrap yarn.
My mom taught me last NOvember. I had always wanted to learn. She was in Wal-Mart with me when I bought the I Taught Myself Knitting kit and she showed me when we got back to my house. If she's with me when I need to know something different (make 1, for instance) she will show me but most everything besides the bare basics I've learned from either Nena Gallati's DVDs or the videos here. I bought the DVD with all of the videos on this site first thing when I learned to knit. LOVE it!!! Thank you, Amy! You taught me short row heels just the night before last!