Even though it was only about nine years ago it seems like forever. Back then I was an avid crocheter and every pattern that I would see and really want to make was knitted and I found myself disappointed every time. So I decided to teach myself to knit with a book. That didn't work out and just when I was about to give up I came across the magazine Easy Knitting with a soap opera actress on the front who said that her favorite knitting shop was in my city. Armed with that magazine I went to that shop and the owner Brenda taught me to knit. I soon gave up crocheting and have been an avid knitter every since. I'm not knocking crochet. I just was not a very good one.