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Old 01-02-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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Suddenly Very Relaxing
With a lot of help from the fine people here, now that I have:

1. Accepted the fact that I am just learning therefore my knitting isn't going to be perfect.

2. Learned to spot my mistakes (well, most of them) as I am making them and thus preventing them.

3. Stopped stressing over the mistakes I do make and just regard fixing them as a part of the knitting process

I'm suddenly finding knitting to be very relaxing. I'm parked for the night in a truckstop in Southern Florida listening to some tunes on XM Radio and knitting away on my scarf. It's a nice way to relax and let the stresses of the day melt away. Very calming.

Now I'm glad I decided to give it a try.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Yay! Congratulations!

Yoooou aaaaare noooow one of uuuuuusssss!!
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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8) cool. glad to know u've discovered My *Almost* Free Therapy aka Knitting
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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LOL thanks. It IS cheaper than therapy

Ok, computer break is over. Back to knitting.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:36 PM   #5
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:40 PM   #6
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Congrats, Mason! We all need to find something to do to relieve stress!

I take my knitting to my children's soccer games (when I don't have to study). The kids always accuse me of not watching, but I only knit before the game starts and at halftime. Well, okay, maybe I sneak in a stitch or two during throw-ins.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:44 PM   #7
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Yay! Way to go
I'm also a knitting beginner and I'm also trying to get the hang of it!
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:54 PM   #8
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I'd love to see a study of how brain chemistry changes when one sits and knits--I'd bet anything that there is a definite change.
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:01 PM   #9
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thats wonderful!! It really is more relaxing when you don't worry so much about it... if I'm worried or stressed it shows in my knitting until I calm down... one part will be really tight the other will be lose
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:11 PM   #10
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congrats! I'm so glad you relaxed and just enjoyed it. It can get frustrating, but remember, its just 2 sticks & some string, hehehehe. Believe me, I wish I was knitting while my daughter went through the teenage yrs... I wouldn't have 1/2 the grey I do!



If you're ever in KC, shout, I'll show you some nice lys!

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