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For me, creativity is knitting

My daughter drew a picture of me wearing a beanie and the last jumper my mum knitted for me.

Knitting is a tradition in my family. My Grandmother first taught me to knit when I was six years old. I grew up wearing hand knits, lovingly crafted by my mum and both grandmothers.

My mum now has arthritis and no longer knits, so this last jumper is extra precious to me.

I have knitted dozens of jumpers and socks over the years. I now love to knit rugs. I knitted the rug on my bed; forty nine squares that keep me warm and cosy every night.

Knitting is how I practice mindfulness. It is rhythmic and calming.

Knitting brings out my creativity, I love to experiment with colour and textures.

I walked the Overland Track in Tasmania last year and when I came home, I knitted a rug inspired by the colours in the landscape.

This is the picture my daughter drew of me wearing a beanie and a jumper my mum knitted
My daughter’s picture of me

Written by Shelley, Occupational Therapist and knitting enthusiast.

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