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Old 01-08-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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Thank heaven for knitting!
I just had to spend 1 week in the hospital (visiting - not me admitted) due to a family emergency and knitting passed the time so well. While in the ICU I saw several people knitting. Seems to be a great way to get your mind off of things
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Old 01-08-2005, 05:15 PM   #2
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I agree with you. Knitting is so relaxing. My Daughter lives in Brookline, Ma. This morning while we were talking on the phone she said " Mom i need to find something to do to relax". I suggested Knitting as her best friend is a avid knitter. She will have someone close by to teach her.

When we hung up i sent her Amy's site. Hope DD starts soon.
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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Nuno, I hope your family-member is better!

I just love how knitting passes the time, and how much it really does relax you!

I always try to have my knitting with me, for those times spent waiting. The other day I was at the post office, and had to wait in long line (which is typical there--I know to bring my knitting in with me!). I could have waited in that line twice, I was so content! Even standing up like that, knitting can be relaxing! I let someone go ahead of me, who just needed to pick up a form, and she commented that I was "Zen because I had my knitting." So true! LOL!

I take advantage of this often. I've even been known to knit in traffic!

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The knitting in traffic could prove kind of interesting. That is if your the one driving... :D
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I was the one driving! ...Mind you, the traffic was barely moving.
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I would have to agree with you guys on this one. It's very relaxing to just sit and knit. I find if I take my knitting to work and spend my lunch hour knitting it helps me get through the day. I deal with some very demanding people so its nice to have something to unwind with.

At home it also keeps me from jumping up to the kitchen too often. If I weren't knitting it'd be so easy for me to be snacking!!
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I can't tell you how much I enjoy knitting for this very reason too! Not only am I relaxing but I'm using my time creatively! I sure do love that part! The only time I wasn't knitting was when my back was hurting too much...and I sure did miss it! I try to do even just a bit of knitting daily just to get my mind off things...

I like the "zen" comment Amy...my blog is named after that very same idea! I truly think knitting is zen-like...because it's so relaxing and calming!
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I love relaxing by knitting and listening to the TV -- I find it hard to just sit and watch TV without knitting now!
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Originally Posted by PiousPoet
The knitting in traffic could prove kind of interesting. That is if your the one driving... :D
Quick funny story - Dec 24th I was on my way to work about 10 am and had stopped @ a traffic light. I had a Santa hat on and one of the scarves on circs I was pulling together for a Christmas pressie to be given later that night - when this minivan pulled up next to me and the lady in the passenger seat had a Santa hat on too and some small knitting project she was working on while her husband drove. She looked over @ me and what I was doing and had hubby honk the horn then we both held up our needles... then the car behind me honked too --- it was ANOTHER knitting lady in a Santa hat who had hubby driving and she waved her project @ us as well.....

It's great to know that there's a common thread among all us knitters :D
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That is a funny story. I take it your husband was driving? Hehe.
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