The re­wards of knit­ting

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - YOUR LETTERS -

How I en­joyed read­ing In­dia Hen­drikse’s ar­ti­cle Stitch­ing for the Soul in your Au­gust is­sue. When I was about 10, my mother, who was an avid knit­ter, took me aside and with a pair of knit­ting nee­dles and a ball of wool, pro­ceeded to teach me. I am now 72 and still knit­ting. My three chil­dren grew up wear­ing knit­ted jumpers and cardis, look­ing very dif­fer­ent in their home-de­signed knitwear. My love of knit­ting def­i­nitely kept me sta­ble when I suf­fered kid­ney dis­ease and needed dial­y­sis three times a week. Knit­ting put some nor­mal­ity back into my life and gave me sat­is­fac­tion in ac­com­plish­ing a re­ward­ing goal. WENDY WATKINS

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