Learned how to crochet through books. Always wanted to go against the grain, so I refused to learn how to knit – for all of four years. Finally broke down and bought a book about knitting and now I switch between the two with no difficulties whatsoever.
I am on Ravelry as vosmith (only works if you have a Ravelry account)
I live in St. Paul, MN with two cats (update – one died this summer, so I’m down to just one)