View Full Version : Somthing we knew all along!

05-31-2005, 09:38 AM
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I hope that this link works. It's a story on our local news about how a local hospital is encouraging knitting to calm the nerves of those waiting for procedures. And one of the instructors is a man.

I had to laugh because they're just finding out how therapeutic knitting can be.

♣The Mod Squad was here :thumbsup:

05-31-2005, 10:16 AM
I am disabled & i started knitting a year ago this month (my husband got me started...found & bought a learn to knit kit for me) and i will tell u from experience that knitting is very therepeutic....my doc agrees

05-31-2005, 12:16 PM
That is SUCH a GREAT idea! I just printed that for our Activities Director! Wouldn't it be fun to open a "smaller" version of that shop that our residents could run??

05-31-2005, 01:11 PM
That is soo cool! Finally a hospital gets it right! It's about time!

05-31-2005, 07:05 PM
Wouldn't it be fun to open a "smaller" version of that shop that our residents could run??

When my mother passed away, I donated her stash to a nursing/retirement home through a social worker at our church. You'd have thought I had given him the world. Seems the residents would knit/crochet craft items for their annual fair. They crafted wonderful items, made a little money, and I didn't have to feel guilty about not storing and using all that yarn. It was a blessing for everyone.

I think a little shop would be just the ticket for your residents.

05-31-2005, 07:15 PM
Our residents have even started their own club.... the "Happy Hookers" :roflhard:

05-31-2005, 08:27 PM
I live 2 miles from Beaumont Hospital. In fact i retired from there.

Now i am going back to check out the yarn :happydance: