Originally Posted by frosted_gorilla
I am mostly self-taught, but wish I'd had the patience years ago to learn when my grandmother tried to teach me. She could knit or crochet in the dark while holding a conversation. Gram learned both crafts at a very young at her mother's knee, and didn't stop until she was 95 - and she felt bad that she couldn't continue. My grandfather could knit too, used to fix his own socks out at lumber camp. It's one of the reason I learned to crochet, and why I want to learn how to knit.
My great grandma was like this, and she quilted too. Really amazing stuff.