My grandmother and mother taught me to knit as a child, but they only taught me to cast on, knit and purl. So, as you can imagine, I lost interest and didn’t pick up knitting needles again until about 7-8 years ago. Thanks to knitting books and internet videos, I taught myself to increase and decrease, and a whole new world of knitting was opened up to me. No more plain scarfs for me! I love trying new patterns and learning new knitting skills. Recently, I’ve started adding my own touches to the patterns I knit and I hope this will lead to me try my hand at designing my own patterns. I love knitting and it has totally consumed my life. I actually get withdrawals if I have to go several days without knitting. I also have a thing for yarn. I seem to have collected quite a stash in the last several years… but really, can a girl have too much yarn?