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Old 02-15-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Knitting as Therapy
I wondered why I come straight home from work and pick up the needles.
http://www.knitonthenet.com/issue4/f...euticknitting/
http://hubpages.com/hub/Knitting_as_Therapy
http://ezinearticles.com/?Knitting-F...apy&id=2720851
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:23 PM   #2
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Hi Jackie.... I'm here to 'testify'...
Knitting works for me everytime... I don't need any sleeping pills; I don't need any stress pills... I just sit in my knitting corner, watch a bit of t.v., talk to my hubby and knit my heart out... the best thing in the world!
Knitting is the best!
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:40 PM   #3
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haha - my mom is a crocheter and has quite a stash of yarn. Anytime my father complains that she is bringing yet more yarn in the house she assures him the yarn is cheaper than therapy would be.
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Originally Posted by vaknitter View Post
haha - my mom is a crocheter and has quite a stash of yarn. Anytime my father complains that she is bringing yet more yarn in the house she assures him the yarn is cheaper than therapy would be.
I love that! Will use it someday.
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It is definitely therapy for me. I don't sleep so it is also something that keeps me quietly occupied when I'm up for a few hours in the middle of the night or wake up at 3am and can't get back to sleep. I'd be lost without it.
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It definitely helps me. It helps to keep my troubles off of my mind, and keeps my hands busy. I love to get into my "knitting zone".
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Originally Posted by crazykntter83 View Post
It definitely helps me. It helps to keep my troubles off of my mind, and keeps my hands busy. I love to get into my "knitting zone".
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I get into the Knitting zone too, but sometimes my husband misses me.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:15 PM   #8
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Interesting sites, Jackie M. Thank you! Seems that they too have a forum of some sort - therapy likely. I like this knitting forum best for knitting therapy. So many good videos, lots of nice knitters to chat with....

I knit in the wee hours too. Seem to always wake up around 2 or 3 AM. I think it's due to a very loud train whistle nearby....every single night, and not always at the same time.

My hubby bought me an electronic air filter machine which makes a loud enough sound to drown out the train, but I don't always put it on, to save on electricity....and it also makes the room colder.
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