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shirleysshirley Posts: 201
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:38 AM in Water Cooler
i read in a magazine this week that knitting is making a huge comeback, it is being suggested all NHS hospitals encourage patients to take it up, it said it can heal so many probs much faster ? the brain cannot deal with pain and concentrating on knitting so im going to fish out my old needles get some wool and off i go.
just wondering how many will join me ? thought i might make some prem baby cardigans and take them to local hosp


  • Hi Shirley,

    I love to knit, though with my arthritic hands it makes it more difficult. I find it very relaxing and distracting. I knit for premie charities as well, hats and socks. My favorite thing to knit are baby and toddler socks. I'm knitting a pair for a great nephew's Christmas gift. I also knit socks for myself.

    Happy knitting!

  • I don't know how to knit but I do crochet. Over the years I made dozens of baby blankets for Project Linus to distribute to hospitals.

    Just this past week I started making preemie hats. When my daughter was a preemie in the NICU she was given a hat made by a local group of ladies. It was so nice, because many women have no idea they are having a preemie and don't have hats, clothes, etc.

    I think knitting and crocheting are excellent ways to distract ourselves and that you can donate your stuff, so much the better.
  • In the past I would do a lot of knitting and crochet, but in the last 6 years, I've gotten into beading! I do a lot of "off loom" stuff so I can take it with me when I travel, but the same mentality applies with it - relaxation! I have to take frequent breaks though because my neck doesn't care for being bent forward more than 10 minutes or so. It is very soothing though for me. :-)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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