I have a friend who's an artist.
Mostly ceramics, but she also paints.
Her husband's also a ceramicist - completely different field, mind you - and she started trying out the sort of stuff that he does.
Cracks it first time.
"You have NO IDEA how frustrating this is" he told me "It takes me years to do this stuff and she gets her head around it in 5 minutes flat"
Now she's started knitting socks.
So when we saw Sandy on the market in Nelson on Saturday, we started chatting.
Seems that she gets some of her wool from Germany.
And she's been knitting since she was 5.
That'll be 30 years, sort of....