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Old 08-10-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Q: Why do you like to knit?
For me, I just started knitting a month ago.. but I really love it because
1) after MULTIPLE attempts..I CAN FINALLY DO IT.
2) it is one of the most RELAXING activities I have ever discovered ..great for when you can't go to sleep
3) it is quiet and doesn't bother anyone else but keeps me very occupied and happy
4) I think much clearer when I knit...!!!!???
5) I love experimenting with the feel of different yarns as they run through my fingers.
6) To me no gift is as personal as something someone made especially for me
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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For me, mainly because it's relaxing and I enjoy doing something productive.
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Old 08-10-2006, 04:01 PM   #3
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I like the fact that I can actually make something.
I like to give people knitted gifts and say "oh btw I made that"
I like to make things that I see in magazines, but really can't afford.
I love to make pillows with designs on them that you can't find in stores.
And best of all!!!! I am so happy I can do something that my husband can't !
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Old 08-10-2006, 04:43 PM   #4
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1. It helps me keep my depression & anxiety in check (focus and relaxation)
2. I get to make stuff
3. I can't take my sewing machine on the bus
4. People think I'm very clever because I can knit


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Old 08-10-2006, 05:41 PM   #5
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It makes me feel creative & it relaxes me.
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:51 PM   #6
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I like it how I can make something for someone with love rather than buying something in the store.

I like being able to get creative.

Keeps me occupied a lot.

I like being able to make stuff to custom fit me without it being too big or too small..

I like all the pretty colors that you can choose from, along with the fibers and thickness of the yarns.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:26 PM   #7
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Mainly because it's just so cool to take some string (sometimes some very nice. soft string) and have it turn into something useable/wearable. I'm not a creative person in the sense of writing or art, but my imagination runs amok on seeing a picture of something as I say "I could do that, like this..." ;D

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Old 08-10-2006, 06:27 PM   #8
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I like it because I can actually do it! I am THE most UN-crafty person on this planet, so the fact that I can knit is absolutely amazing.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:28 PM   #9
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It's a stress reliever
It keeps me from being too depressed about being dateless
I like being able to make something that is unique and that actually fits me
I like being able to do the same for my friends and family
It keeps boredom at bay when my social calendar has a lull
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:38 PM   #10
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. xxx

I guess what I love most is the whole creative aspect. I love being able to make things. Some day I'd love to try designing my own patterns.

I love the simplicity of knitting. I think it's pretty amazing that you can create so many things with just yarn and two sticks!

I love the fact that it is practical -- I can make things I will actually use.

I love the yarn -- the way it feels, looks (the colors!), and even the way it smells!

I love the mechanics of knitting. I love the feel of the needles and yarn in my hands.

I love how relaxing it is. But, I love that it can be exciting too -- trying new techniques, stitches, and patterns.

I love the fact that it is portable -- you can knit almost anywhere!

I love being able to give gifts that I've made with my own hands.

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