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Twenty years ago, I was in my junior year of...
Created By: Maria Berke

Twenty years ago, I was in my junior year of College. I was a smoker. I never thought I was addicted until I tried to quit. Then I realized how hard it was to quit. I called up the American Cancer Association to sign up for smoking cessation classes, and they told me it was going to cost $200. I was a poor college student, working 20+ hours a week and trying make ends meet. I decided that I would have to do it myself. I always had to be kept busy, whether it was cleaning up or even watching TV. I had to find a way to keep my hands busy so I wouldn’t smoke. I took up knitting. I had learned to knit before when I was 12 years old, but I hadn’t knitted since. I decided to knit my first sweater. I found a pattern in an old fashion magazine. It was a fisherman’s cable knit sweater. I thought I could do this. Little did I realize how difficult cable knits were especially to a beginner. I bought a how to knit book to refresh my memory on some of the basic stitches, and started. I remember it took me a long time to do. But I did end up finishing it. It wasn’t perfect. The neck was too tight, and the sweater didn’t fit very well, but I did stop smoking after that. I have been knitting on and off over the past twenty years. I still have that sweater as a reminder of my smoking days. I don’t ever want to go back to them.

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