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Unwinding
Created By: Sharon Carleton

Like one of the other story sharers on this site, I taught myself to knit from a book when I was in grammar school. As a result I had the oddest and least ergonomic yarn-holding style I've ever heard of. (Until very recently I crooked the end of my pinky around the yarn for tension and pinched with thumb and forefinger when wrapping. I recently discovered I can get the same result by wrapping around the pinky instead--I think I've saved my joint from an early grave.)
I knitted a variety of projects from scarves to sweaters to dresses as I grew up, my favorites being intricate cables and textures. There's no stitch and shape I can't knit, but I'm a horrible seamstress and will go to any lengths to adapt patterns into seamless versions. Somehow, once I entered college there was, with rare exceptions, no more time to sit and knit.
Today I have a busy and stressful management job, and about a year ago I picked up the needles again and haven't put them down since. I discovered and am now addicted to sock knitting. I always have a simple portable project stashed in the car and one or two complicated projects at home. Knitting has become my number one means to release tension. It's adaptable to "mindless" relaxation and multitasking, to creative concentration when one needs distraction, and everything in between. Delays and the waiting game are no longer the same irritation--they are opportunities to knit.
I just discovered blogs and podcasts, so I expect my knitting world to expand even further. I am forever grateful to have this craft as my own.


 
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