I was lucky enough to learn to knit under the tutelage of my mom, aunt and grandmother. My cousin Kristin and I learned early; I'm going to say somewhere around kindergarten age. While we all had projects going most of the time, it's the holidays where we were all together and knitting that are most meaningful to me. Over the years, our particular knitting specialties ebbed and flowed... mom and my grandmother (until alzheimers took away her ability to knit) love the large less intricate projects, while Kristin and I seem to excel with the smaller, very detailed work.
While I was on vacation last month in England I started this project. Life has been a bit busy, but I'm hoping to get some quality knitting time this weekend so I can either give it to a friend - or maybe one of you - for Christmas!