I am a fiber geek. It began with crochet, which I learned from my grandmother while I was in elementary school. In the 1970s I taught myself macramé. In the 1980s and 1990s, I moved on to sewing, embroidery, and cross-stitch. Most of these I learned with the help of books from the library. Several years ago, I was given several fleeces, and my world opened up to the fiber arts that never get quite as much attention—spinning, weaving, and braiding.