I'm enormously grateful for my maternal grandmother who, among many other things, taught me to knit. I'm grateful to my Mom, who has nurtured my love for knitting and other crafts at various stages along the way. And, I'm enormously amused and proud to be part of a family of knitters. All of my cousins knit (belated shout out to my cousin Ann who knit me the most gorgeous cabled aran when I was in college in Maine), but undoubtedly my favorite family knitting photo is this one of my Uncle, happily knitting himself an afghan. He learned to knit as a public school child in Britain during WWII.