The first time my boyfriend knitted, he did an absolutely wonderful job and I never saw such a quick learner (and I've showed several people how to knit). Anyway, over the winter he wanted a refresher and he did absolutely horrible and he was trying too. I don't get it.
He still can knit better than my mother. Actually, she can't knit at all. She just makes a big tangled mess. I think I'm the black sheep of the family though because I can knit and I don't crochet (I've never really tried it). My parents had a business selling crocheted sweaters and my grandma crocheted forever and even paid for knitting lessons and still never got it figured out!