I was home for Thanksgiving break during my busiest semester in law school to date - fall of 2nd year. That semester I was taking 16 credits, working at an internship in the AG's office, and learning the ropes as an associate for one of the school's journals. I was desperately looking for some sort of outlet to serve as a stress reliever. Something I could do at night to unwind after classes and homework were done for the day. Mom was browsing the fabric section at WalMart and I was roaming the other aisles of the craft section. And there it was -- "I Can't Believe I'm Knitting". After thumbing through the book, grabbing a pair of size 10 needles and choosing 2 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver in a variegated blue/green colorway, I was well on my way to being a knitter. Well... almost. I hit a few bumps in the road, but eventually cast on my first project -- the basketweave men's scarf from the book. The scarf was finished just in time to give it to Carlos for Valentine's Day (this was before I knew about any sort of sweater/knitted object curse - I guess you cannot be affected by the curse if you don't know it exists!).
The rest is history.