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I've always wanted to learn to knit or crochet. ...
Created By: A Angi

I've always wanted to learn to knit or crochet. Last year a sorority sister (Beta Sigma Phi) of mine offered to teach some of us who had asked. I missed out on the knitting meetings but caught up when they started crochet. I knew I had done it as a child but didn't remember anything. Once I started I immediately hopped into a rhythm with my hands that seemed a bit odd to everyone. Months later I sat beside my mom on the couch crochetting. I watched her hands and mine in the same rhythm. My hands knew that motion from childhood watching her and my grandma crochet. It was a wonderful moment.

Our group has become a monthly stitch-n-bitch group where we share projects and work together. We recently started to learn quilting as well. And I've caught up on knitting. I've also been inspired to try several other types of projects I had never done. Right now, I would love to learn to spin but that may be a while down the road.

Knit and crochet have done so much for me. I keep trying more and more. It's been a revisiting of my artistic expression which had been lost for some time. It has stretched my thinking. I don't follow patterns. I look for inspiration and create my own things. I don't count. I don't measure. (Now, I haven't done fitted garments yet either.) It's been a bonding experience with women I wasn't yet connecting too. It's been a bonding experience with my husband even because I can sit still at night with him on the couch. Usually I have to be up and moving all the time.

And I've found that in those stressful moments all I have to do to calm my nerves is to pick up a project. The rhythm of a hook or needles soothes both my mind and soul. In minutes I'm a happier, calmer person. And my family has reaped the benefit of my projects as well as the peace it gives me to create them. I think as women we have a need to create. This satisfies my needs in so many ways.

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