Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Cast on....and cast away stress

My sister kindly posted me an article by Sarah Stacey taken from 'You' Magazine (which comes with the Mail on Sunday) 15th May edition, entitled 'Cast on .....and cast away stress'

It confirms what we knitters have always known: knitting is a form of meditation, therapeutic, and a way to forget all about the problems of the day.

But it also mentioned the calming effects it can have for women with anorexia, the help it gives them in clearing their minds of eating disorder preoccupations.  It shouldn't surprise me, but I guess I had just never thought about it in that context.  It's a subject close to my heart as my 21 year old niece has an eating disorder, and our family is desperately worried about her.  I am going to speak to my sister and pack up a knitting parcel straight away!

Sweater Stone

We have just discovered this fantastic new product for removing all the pilling and bobbles from your handknits!

Sweater Stone is a natural pumice which has the unique ability to remove pilling from knits with each sharp edge of a broken cell. It actually cuts the filament that holds the pill to the garment while the cell breaks off, removing pilling and restoring the nap on fabrics.

Sweater Stone is made in the USA in sheltered workshops for the disabled and costs just £7.80