I learned to knit when I was 9–just knit stitch–by my friend’s mother. I got a learn-to book at some point and taught myself purl. I knit in bursts over the years, when I was a teenager (every boyfriend got a scarf :rollseyes: ) Then I did a lot of knitting when I was pregnant and when my kids were young. Then I would knit a quick something now and then, but years would go by between projects. I stopped for years until I told my grandson I knew how to knit and he asked me to make him a sweater. That was about 3 years ago, and I haven’t skipped a knitting day since. I’ve learned a lot since then, too.
I think since everything I learned was from books and experimenting, somehow it ‘stuck’. That and love.