Welcome Contiknitter Kelly! Love your name.
Thanks for the lovely post! (I'm still catching up with the last week's posts, because I've been busy, so sorry it's taken a few days for me to read it!)
That's a great story. I'm glad you didn't spend a ton of money to learn to knit!
I did create this whole site just to share the stuff, with no plan of making any money off of it. It was the happy coincidence of me being a knitter that loves to share, and being married to a web designer who happened to have a sort-of-a video camera.
I'm lucky, though, in that I do, now, get some money back from this site. I've been making the site available on CD for folks with slow internet, and people have been buying the CD's, so that's become a nice perk! Now I'm also working on a DVD and a pattern book, so eventually that will bring in income too. It's so neat, because I never planned to make this into a business, just a hobby site. It's great that it's turning into something I can really focus my life on! I feel very lucky and grateful!
Thanks for your nice post! Glad to see you on the forum.