My mother gave me a couple of gifts for life. First, she took me to weekly piano lessons and then second, knitting lessons. I was 10 years old and in the third grade when I started my first pair of slippers. Tonight I was reminded again why I love to knit, I love making things that can be passed on to others. I used to knit sweaters when my friends had babies 27 years ago. The pair above I made for my friend Tami when she had twins. She made me laugh when she said she rotated which twin got to wear the Black Sheep sweater based on their attitude that day. One word of advice to new knitters, save pictures of your projects and Ravelry makes it so easy to do so. Yankee Knitter Pattern by Melinda Goodfellow.