I'm a wife, mom, and Nana, a grad student, and a painting artist. However, I have been doing some form of needle work almost before I could even write. I taught myself (with books) most of what I learned--I'm a bit stubborn with person-to-person teachers--LOL, but loved learning. Knitting is my newest needlework having really only knitting consistently for a few years, that is, until I learned continental style. I LOVE it.