Working in yarn shops, I met little old ladies from the old country, who came in looking for yarn or buttons or needles for their next project. Their English was accented. They were from all over: Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, Western Europe -- just not from around here. They would bring in something they had made as a sample of what they wanted to get more of or to match. Other customers would gather around and be amazed by the wonderful knitting. Another customer would ask, "Where did you get the pattern for that?" And the lady would shyly reply, "Oh, I am not clever enough to read the patterns. I just knit."