Eons ago while home on winter break from college I woke up one morning and told my mother I wanted to learn how to knit. I picked up a .99 cent booklet on how to knit purchased a few skeins of red heart yarn which by chance had a knifty pattern for a sweater on the label. I cast on and started knitting my first sweater. When I returned to campus I finished the back, one sleeve and 1/2 of the front before I lost it all in my apartment fire. I didn't touch knitting again for years, I was crushed! Needless to say I am freaked out about knitting another sweater, we have all heard of the boyfriend sweater curse, hopefully I have not been stricken with the house fire sweater curse. Just going to stick with knitting bags and accessories for now.