I started knitting at the age of 8. I had had my mom buy me a knitting kit but I never really got the hang of it. One day, my aunt saw my knitting kit and started to teach me how she had been taught. I was too young to realize it then but this was a tradition that was passed down to me from older generations. My knitting, I was participating in something that my grandmother had done, that her mother had done, and so on and so forth, bringing me closer to my heritage and to my ancestors.