I'm in the same boat with you but I didn't learn until I was 24 after my dad died in order to keep my mind from wandering.
Quick question: what does their mother hate, knitting or not continuing with it?
I'm convinced she's the antichrist.
But, mind you, this is the woman who sent her 13-year-old daughter back into the house, cause she wouldn't let my cousin leave see a movie with me for her birthday 'looking like that.'
She didn't have enough make-up on, apparently.
I don't think I've been that mad in a very long time, especially considering I wasn't wearing any at the time. ROAR!
She hates pretty much anything to do with crafting that isn't scrapbooking. She took a GORGEOUS hand-quilted blanket from my grandmother and bleached the crap out of it.
WHAT!!! OMG!! My head is reeling.