Knitting therapy

Like many woman who have suffered abuse or exploitation at the hands of a man, I am feeling the scars of previous trama rise to the surface this week. Those old lies that I am powerless victim are being whispered in my ear. Fear and anger and rising up and wanting to take over, but I know that they will only do more damage to my soul.

So what does that leave me with? Well, for starters, my knitting. As the tension inside me effects the tension of my stitches, I take a breath and think of the things I can do. Forgive, be empathetic, compassionate, assertive and courageous, and more importantly teach these virtues to my children.

Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.
— `Elizabeth Zimmermann

Does making help you deal with difficult seasons of life? Would love to hear your stories, too!