I was married for 22 years, but once I had my kids, the relationship became more and more abusive and I had to leave. My kids were about 8 and 10 years old when I ended up on the streets. Interestingly, it was on the streets that I stopped drinking, rather than the other way around. I had to keep a clear head as I was a woman, alone on the streets for long time and I didn´t know who I was going to meet. I used to knit for people on the street and after a passer-by noticed the toys scattered around me, she asked for one. I ended up knitting orders for people for 8 years.