Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Power of Knitting

When a busy woman needs to learn to knit, she will find a way.

With long and late hours dedicated to helping troubled families and challenged children, this lady needed to schedule a private lesson.  She had knitted in the past, but had never purled, cast on or cast off.  She walked in with a coffee ...and a bad headache ...and told me about the history of migraines in her family, the tension that she holds in her shoulders and some of the challenges of her job.

I was concerned.  She was stressed.

We talked and we focussed on her knitting.  She wanted to understand.  She asked questions, took notes, and made sure that she got the process and the results.  An hour and a half later, she left with her goal of working on a 10-stitch strip of wonkiness to explore combinations of knits and purls and the resulting fabrics.  Time to play.  She left without a headache.

Yesterday was a good day.


  1. What a great story Joan and thanks for sharing it.

  2. I've got a headache...! Maybe I should knit LOL.