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I started knitting when I was a child. I did it...
Created By: Pat Bennett

I started knitting when I was a child. I did it as a way to make clothes for my dolls. Later I met a woman who knitted because she had arthritis. She had started knitting when her husband had been hurt in WWII. He was given yarn and needles as therapy but chose instead to send them home to his wife who taught herself to knit. She inspired me to keep knitting even when I had trouble with knitting and couldn't quite get it right. At one point my knitting became a way to earn money for Christmas gifts. I made slippers and sold them to people my mom worked with. Along the way knitting has become many things for me. When I was in a terrible marriage it became therapy for me. Now it has become a way to give back to others as others have so generously given to me. I have begun to knit shawls for shut-ins and blankets for newborns in a local hospital. It is also a way to connect with others who are learning as I run a group for beginning knitters at my church. Over the years the most surprising thing for me is how my knitting has continued to connect me with others when we learn that we share this hobby. It has also surprised me in how it calms me and helps me to focus on what is really important in life. Lately I have learned that I am knitting not so much for self but to share with others because there are few things I need for myself in life.

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