I've been knitting since I was in 5th grade - decades ago - my first project was a purple and pink gator knit in garter stitch and stuffed and yes, I still have it. I spend a lot of time crocheting but I love to knit. There's something about the clicking of the needles that's music to my ears. I lack the capacity to pass up going into a craft store. Yes, the ladies at Joanne's know me by name and the customers ask me for advice. My daughter says yarn is like crack to me, I can't stop buying it.