My mother comments regularly on how sewing and knitting abilities skipped her generation and jumped from my grandmother to me. I just think it's unfortunate that I haven't been able to learn from my grandmother because we live so far apart. So instead, I seek out and pay for classes or beg them off of kind, patient friends. As a mother now myself, I hope to be able to pass along as much know-how as possible to my daugher, which I hope she continues to nurture. I find so much joy in creating things, but my biggest frustration is how hard I struggle to find information and learn.