I'm one of the very lucky ones. I come from a long line artistic/creative people (musicians, painters, engineers, architects, tailors, cabinet makers, sail makers, farmers/gardeners etc). Hence, thanks to watching my maternal grandmother and eldest sister knit, knit, knit when I was little and seeing the results of some pretty spectacular projects, I too caught the bug.
Having watched and learned (and being left handed), I knit from right needle to left.
This is the little jacket I started last week. Cute, isn't it? It still needs some buttons. Mama-in-training immediately put in an order for a matching outfit (for herself).