I first learned how to knit from my mom who cast on and bound off for me. I promptly forgot about knitting and didn't pick sticks up again until 4 years ago. A good friend had just learned to knit and was taking a trip to the yarn store. Maybe it's because I was born in the year of the sheep but for some reason that yarn store called to me...Imagiknit. My Mecca. I didn't know what to do but I knew I had to have that purple Manos.
My friend showed me the basics and I hadn't knit two stitches when the motion felt familiar. Somehow my hands remembered and I was off! I have to say that I haven't looked back since.