I learned how to knit from my maternal grandmother. Actually, she was much more of a crocheter, but my mother had learned how to knit Continental style, and she taught her mother how to do that. Grandma then passed the knowledge on to me. Part of knitting's attraction to me is that I'm following in the footsteps of my foremothers. My favorite things to knit are socks and lace, and both of these things have a lot of precision and fine detail.
When I was in college, I made afghans for myself and my roommate. I took scraps of yarn from Grandma's crocheting, tied them together in multicolored balls and knit large rectangles out of them. Grandma crocheted around them and put them together, then added fringe. I don't know what my roommate did with hers, but I still have my afghan, and we keep it draped over the couch in the living area. The cats are quite fond of the fringe!
My fiber obsession has widened to include spinning yarn and weaving, and I do want to get better at crochet and tatting (which was my great-grandmother's thing).