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Old 12-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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Knitting addiction
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?
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:19 AM   #3
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Oh, you are among loads of friends. Maybe it is the relaxing effect but it certainly is enjoyable.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #4
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Addict? Me?? No, no, I could quit if I wanted to. IF... I wanted to.

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I can put my knitting down and walk away any time I want to go get more yarn to start a new project.
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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?
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
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?
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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?


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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.
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