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I was taught to knit at the age of fifteen. I...
Created By: Arlene Berger

I was taught to knit at the age of fifteen. I was always fascinated at the beautiful garments that could be created with wool and needles. I was not very good at it and spent years fixing mistakes until I thought my finished work was perfect. I got better and better at it over the years and didn't realize what knitting meant to me until later on in life (I am 60 years old now).

I had a serious car accident almost seven years ago and was not able to knit for about two years due to serious injuries. When I picked up the knitting again after the two years, I would finish a project and start another immediately (from baby sweaters, hats, booties, blankets to sweaters and vests for myself). The knitting helped me to deal with the trauma of the accident and its after effects. I really feel that it kept my sanity. There were a lot of things I couldn't do any more, but to be able to knit again was such a gift to me. I knew that knitting was a "calming" hobby for me but didn't realize that it was therapy as well. And a nice bonus from all the knitting was that the recipients were so thrilled to have a hand made item from me.

I was blessed two years ago with my first grandson. A year latter, my daughter and son-in-law presented us with twin boys and this past December, we were again blessed with our fourth grandson. I am busy all the time knitting for these bundles of joy. Most of my children's friends are having babies and I like to present them with a knitted gift too.

I work full time and there are not enough hours in the day to do all the knitting I would like to do(I spend my lunch hours working on projects too and that helps me to get back and focus on a stressful day).

I always know that whenever I feel I am stressed at home or at work, I can pick up the wool and needles and knit away. And when I have a flashback of different traumas in my life, I know that I can turn to my wool and needles to calm me. I have also since learned to crochet and have made several blankets.











 
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