My mother taught me how to knit when I was very young. I have knitted for myself, then my my children and husband. Fashions have come and gone over the years. A few years back knitting seemed to go out of fashion, and there appeared to be a limited choice of yarns and patterns available, hardly anyone seemed to be knitting any more, Thankfully it is now back in fashion with a force and with the help of the internet and sites like love knittinng, there is an amazing global choice of yarns and patterns available, a platform for independent designers we may otherwise miss. I am enjoying trying out methods new to me, such as knitting a garment all in one using a circular needle, this I am completely sold on. Like many others I've been quite addicted to knitting socks recently, i am thinking of taking up crocheting again, may have to do a bit of revision there, just waiting for the right pattern to come along.