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Old 04-01-2013, 07:46 AM   #11
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Interesting!....and thanks for the reminder. I already knew this, but It's good to be reminded.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #12
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It is so true! When my Mom fell and broke her femur a few years ago, I would take something to knit while I sat with her. She was almost 89 at the time and her memory was starting to fade. She was always interested in what I was doing. Even if she asked the same thing again, it was ok, as she was not thinking about other less happy things. So not only did it keep me from being over anxious and having more tension with my family, it gave her a little distraction also. I made 20 hats over that period of time to donate. I felt somewhat productive and calmer. A win for everyone!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #13
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Thanks for posting this information!!

Back in 2004, Elsebeth Lavold (Swedish designer noted for Viking Knits) told us that she read a study that said knitting helps our brains re-order themselves. Kinda like a Magic Maid who comes into your home and straightens up your kitchen after you've cooked a 12-course dinner for 12 people!

I'm glad that you posted an actual article we can refer to!
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #14
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i know i read that crocheting and knitting keeps arthritic hands limber- so with the hand issues and anxiety issues- i jumped back into it- and i tell everyone that will listen
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #15
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You might like to read this. How Knitting Can Relieve Stress and Lower Blood Pressure It must work, the other day my BP was 107/74. Not too bad for someone who doesn't really exercise and is over 50.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #16
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The whole NK thing has me worried enough that I'm furiously knitting cloths, to manage my anxiety.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:30 PM   #17
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:51 PM   #18
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NK?
North Korea, maybe?
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North Korea, maybe?
Yup.

My friends tell me I'm worried over nothing but...9/11?
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I don't think you're worried over nothing but worrying constantly doesn't do much good. It can't change the situation. Knit on! There are many other and much less productive things you could do.
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