Have you heard of Jenny Lawson? She is a fantastically funny writer, but more importantly she is an incredibly honest writer. And I love that!
Normally Knit Night looks like this. Everyone is excited about what the others are working on. Hands moving quickly, sharing ideas, and inspiring each other. But on July 1st, it was different, very, very different!
It was going to be a quick search on the benefits of knitting in groups. A little tidbit to add to my "Knit Night Tomorrow Night" post. But I ended up so far down the rabbit hole!
I'm always knitting! I knit in the car, at work, while waiting for my food in a restaurant. I can honestly say I'm addicted to knitting. But I need to knit. . .I consider knitting my "therapy." And it really helps!
It's really about knitting, in a round about kind of way...
It helps to keep me level, sane, and not scream at the world!
You know when you sit down with a new project and you are so excited about working on it but now you are hungry and you don't know why, then realize it's 3 hours later and you've lost all track of time? That's what happened when I knit Margaret's shawl! I love it when that happens!
A couple of years ago, the Yarn Craft Council created a campaign and website call Stitch Away Stress. They have a lot of information on a variety of topics but what I found most interesting was their research on the benefits of knitting.
"Does his feet hurt while running thru the forest?" "Tomorrow I'll clean the dining room." "What do you use as a substitute for heavy cream?"