30 December 2011

Knitting Therapy

I've seen babies rub the satin edge of their blanket and men stroke their dog's fur.
What do you do that might compare? Read on . . .

Knitting is becoming the in thing in younger generations, not just the domain of nana's anymore.

Several of my friends knit or crochet. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a girl, but I've done nothing of that sort for many years, and don't now.
I garden, make photographs, read, try to paint sometimes . . . .

In a television show called NCIS, you might see Gibbs working on a boat he is building in his basement. A few visitors have commented on the potential difficulty of getting the boat out. Gibbs just looks at them like they're dumb; they just don't get it.

It's about the making of the thing.

Knitting can be like that too, from yarn to thing with a couple of sticks. Click on the cartoon to the left and you'll be taken to the rest of the story; how knitting can be therapeutic, how the process and the rhythm connects with the knitter on an emotional level.

What do you do that might compare?

"Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands,
just as we instructed you before." 1 Thessalonians 4:11


Schiplady said...

Jill, you have spoken of 2 of my favorite things - knitting, NCIS and, of course, the other being dogs. Knitting is very relaxing. My mother taught me when I was in school and I relearned when I started working with a woman that knitted. And it is the making of the "thing" and the pleasure derived of the "giving".........

Ms. Kathleen said...

I crochet and find it very relaxing and productive. I like the fact that I am creating something for someone :)