I am very happy because my sister finally started knitting!  (For that matter, my mom started crocheting a few months ago.)  She is usually not a crafty type, but being stuck with a newborn (however cute she is) 24/7 alone in her apartment finally got to her.  She is surprisingly quick to learn and I am so proud of her :)
I am very fortunate to have hundreds of knitter friends around the world, but still it will be very nice to chat with my own family over knitting and coffee.  My years of persuasion paid off!