I'm an avid knitter. I've never mastered crochet - I seem to try to knit with the hook .
Pre Covid, I was part of a knitting group that met weekly, but that hasn't happened since the first lockdown. A lot of the members were older (one in her 90s) and I often wonder how they all got on through it all. If we start up again, I will try to ensure that we all share contact details so that if anything happens again we can keep in touch.
As far as my knitting goes, like you, BlueBalou, I always have several WIPS (works in progress). I have an enormous stash of yarn, too, and put both of those things down to an impulsive personality - I buy lovely yarn whether I need it or not, and can't wait to cast on a new garment when I find the perfect pattern.
Currently I have three sweaters on the go (and a couple in hibernation). I went through a phase of knitting 'one skein projects' - things made with one skein of beautiful yarn that would have cost a fortune to buy in SQs (Sweater Quantities), but now have an unfeasible amount of neckwear and socks, so have moved on to knitting garments.
I can't sit and watch TV without knitting either. I am so used to having something to do with my hands that I get twitchy if I have no knitting.
Oh, and my needles of choice are always interchangeable circulars, whatever I'm knitting, Grandmagrim. I also rotate the tips, which is maddening, but I now automatically check every few rows and (usually!) catch any working loose in time to tighten them before disaster strikes.
What do you want to know about top down knitting, Alizarin? I much prefer top-down to bottom up, as you can adjust the length of body and sleeves after trying it on. If I can help, give me a shout?