I have been hand knitting and sewing for over 40 years and love it. I have sewn and knitted for all of my 5 children as well as my five grandchildren. Some of the patterns that I use I first knitted for my first child I have since used those patterns again to knit things for my grandchildren. I love it how some patterns just stand the test of time. I am also enjoying knitting new patterns which challenges me and am always looking out for ones that take my fancy.