Hi! I have been a crocheter since I was 12 years old. I picked up knitting when I was 34 because I had carpel tunnel, and it was easier on my hands. I also thought it was prettier, and my mom was dying of lung cancer and I wanted to make her a sweater. Plus, it gave my hands something to do when I would go and take care of her. I spent many long hours sitting by her chair while she had chemo treatment, and long hours just sitting around at her house when she didn't feel well. I loved the day my sweater arrived. I sent it to her at work, she put it on and pranced around the office telling everyone that I had made it for her and no one believed her. They all looked for a store tag and accused her of ripping it out!