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Hoping with each Stitch
Created By: Janell C. Bennett

I first learned to knit when I saw a man on TV knitting. I was sitting with my grandmother and I remember asking her what was the man doing and could I do the same thing. She looked me, gave me a half smile then walked to her closet and pulled out a ball of green yarn and a pair of burgundy needles. Within ten minutes she had me casting on and doing the basic garter stitch. The rest is history. I taught myself how to crochet and I won second prize in my high school craft show.

Over the years I have made asunder of items my most favorite was a sixteen color afghan. The minute I finished it my Mother declared hers and took it. She kept until her death then it traveled to Detriot.

The most surprising thing I learned from knitting that it is a natural blood pressure lower activity.

On April 4, I got the worst news any person could get. My 58 year old brother disappeared from the face of the earth. Of course I freaked out and my blood pressure shot up to 140 over 99. I don't have to tell you my doctors were worried about me and my brother. I didn't want any medication so I started knitting like nobody's business: four scraves, a pair of mittens, two ponches, a prayer shawl, two totes bags and one runs stone bag.

On June 6th I had blood work done and my pressure checked: 118 over 80. My doctor was pleased and was still praying for my brother.

So my use of knitting, I guess, cooled my jets. I am currently working on my third poncho and stilling hoping to hear from my brother.

Thank you for telling me vent.

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