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purpleldy1
12-20-2012, 12:06 AM
It sounds like from reading the knitting blogs, knitting addiction is common, however I am not looking for treatment or an intervention. I am actually looking for enablers. I found Knitting relaxes me. The more stressed I get the more project I start. I started with one scarf and finished 5 in a month. I currently have another 6 in various stages of progression. Are you and addict too?

Jan in CA
12-20-2012, 12:35 AM
Yep! :thumbsup:

salmonmac
12-20-2012, 01:19 AM
Oh, you are among loads of friends. Maybe it is the relaxing effect but it certainly is enjoyable.

mojo11
12-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Addict? Me?? :noway: No, no, I could quit if I wanted to. IF... I wanted to.

By the way, for those not on their mailing list, WEBS has their year end clearance going on RIGHT NOW!!! Do I REALLY need Christmas presents for the kids? :wall:

GrumpyGramma
12-20-2012, 11:04 AM
I can put my knitting down and walk away any time I want to go get more yarn to start a new project.

ArtLady1981
12-20-2012, 01:50 PM
I took classes from a Swedish designer back in 2004...a Knitter's Cruise, Inside Passage, Alaska.
In the class, she did some lecturing, and included this interesting point:

It's been found that knitting actually helps sort out and reorganize the disarray inside our brains! The actual act of knitting is like a Magic Maid who comes into your messy kitchen while you sleep, and puts everything strewn all over the counters neatly back where they belong. When you awaken...VOILA!...everything back in its place. Neat. Organized. Peace restored.

If you are a computer person, here is a good comparison: knitting is to our brain as a "disk defrag" is to our computer. Reorganization!

Honestly, while we knit...our Magic Maid is cleaning up the messy kitchens in our mind!

So when we say that knitting is therapeutic...we really are saying something!

Is knitting addictive? Well, we all like to feel good...and if knitting restores orderliness to our minds and brains...we feel good, don't we? Who wouldn't be addicted to feeling good?

Antares
12-20-2012, 02:47 PM
I took classes from a Swedish designer back in 2004...a Knitter's Cruise, Inside Passage, Alaska.
In the class, she did some lecturing, and included this interesting point:

It's been found that knitting actually helps sort out and reorganize the disarray inside our brains! The actual act of knitting is like a Magic Maid who comes into your messy kitchen while you sleep, and puts everything strewn all over the counters neatly back where they belong. When you awaken...VOILA!...everything back in its place. Neat. Organized. Peace restored.

If you are a computer person, here is a good comparison: knitting is to our brain as a "disk defrag" is to our computer. Reorganization!

Honestly, while we knit...our Magic Maid is cleaning up the messy kitchens in our mind!

So when we say that knitting is therapeutic...we really are saying something!

Is knitting addictive? Well, we all like to feel good...and if knitting restores orderliness to our minds and brains...we feel good, don't we? Who wouldn't be addicted to feeling good?

Yes, but while my brain is being "cleaned up" as I knit, my kitchen (and my house and my yard) are all falling into disarray because I'm too busy to knit to clean house or do yard work.

Can I get an AMEN?

GrumpyGramma
12-20-2012, 03:11 PM
Yes, but while my brain is being "cleaned up" as I knit, my kitchen (and my house and my yard) are all falling into disarray because I'm too busy to knit to clean house or do yard work.

Can I get an AMEN?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLI3SaKkMkM

"she just won't stop the stitchin'
and the neighbors say it really is quite sad"

mojo11
12-20-2012, 03:16 PM
Honestly, while we knit...our Magic Maid is cleaning up the messy kitchens in our mind!

Never mind my kitchen, it would be a lot more helpful if Magic Maid could fix the jags in my stripes when I'm knitting in Magic Loop.

ArtLady1981
12-20-2012, 03:24 PM
AMEN!

GrumpyGramma
12-20-2012, 03:29 PM
Never mind my kitchen, it would be a lot more helpful if Magic Maid could fix the jags in my stripes when I'm knitting in Magic Loop.

I like this method which I used for a red and white striped stocking hat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_F2gupr58

Eunny Jang is always a good source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GshD9_qlUfE

I won't enable your addiction if you don't enable mine. :roflhard:

mojo11
12-20-2012, 04:00 PM
I like this method which I used for a red and white striped stocking hat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_F2gupr58

Eunny Jang is always a good source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GshD9_qlUfE

I won't enable your addiction if you don't enable mine. :roflhard:

Yeah I checked out a couple of things in various places and actually found something that worked reasonably well. Just slip the first stitch of the round and when you get back around to the "mystery stitch" of the old color that magically appears AFTER the slipped one, pick up the new color from underneath and horse on. Somehow this makes things okay. Haven't yet figured out how, but I'm okay with that.

I watched a Eunny Jang video on the topic (might have been this one, might not) and almost missed what she was talking about because the astonishing speed at which that woman can get around a set of DPNs had me feeling so inadequate I almost had to go and hide in shame. :aww: