Hi everyone. It's been a while since I've posted on the forum. Like many there are times when I feel I can contribute and others when I struggle. However, today is a contribute day. So.
I've written on this subject before, but wanted to share with you an interview with one of my favourite fibre artist, who also happens to have trained as a psychiatrist too - Madame Tricot.
In this article (link above), Madame Tricot talks about the therapeutic benefits of knitting (and I'm sure the same is true of many other forms of craft). I hadn't really thought before about why I find knitting and crochet not just enjoyable put so helpful for my "condition", but when I read this article it rang so true. I felt the need to share it with you guys. I have a friend who says she will recite the times tables in her head sometimes when the going gets tough and I guess it is similar in some ways, as that too is rythmic, repetative and requires concentration and focus. So with my adopted approach a great side effect is a jumper (or indeed a cookie monster), with hers, you improve your arithmetic.
If you fancy taking this up yourself, there's loads of free online resources. How did we ever get by without YouTube? Be warned though - knitting can be addictive :). My long suffering husband now refers to our spare room as Yarnia as I have stashes of wool everywhere
Here's a picture of my latest crochet creation - a cookie monster golf club cover for my loving, long suffering, very tolerant hubbie. Hope he makes you smile. Sue xx