Cool! I used to play the cello - many, many moons ago.... ;o)
I love how music is such a part of everyone in your family's lives.
When you are ready to learn to knit, just ask around at church. Somebody will know somebody who knows how and you may even form a new friendship. Our library taught knitting classes which is what sparked the idea for our young women, and then we found the woman who taught us. In the fall we will try to crochet, taught by someone else.Or come to Iowa and we can meet and I can take you to the sweet sister here...:)