On the day after Thanksgiving some of the guys in our family go clay pidgeon shooting. Susan (my nephew's girlfriend) couldn't decide whether she should stick with the guys or stay back at the house with the non-shooters. I said, "Stay. I'll teach you to knit." She jumped on it.
I have to say she is one of the top 3 of the many I have taught over the years in getting the hang of it. We didn't even have the proper tools or yarn. It is hard to believe she hasn't done it before, but then, her ancestry is Swedish so it is probably in the genes. In a very short time we went through the knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, decreasing, and a few other basics. Go, Susan!