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5/30 Time to Finish First FO

30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 5: How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project?

I have no idea how long it took me to finish my first knitting project. Knowing 6 or 7 year old me, I focused on it intensely for a time – a few weekends? – and then “finished” it before it was really done so I could knit with my Mom’s alluring big needles. (I wrote all about those needles yesterday.)

When I started knitting again in 1999 or 2000 (probably 2000), I’m pretty sure I was sucked in and finished my first project within a few days of starting it. At the time, I was in the midst of a bout with major depression, which had kicked off as postpartum depression in 1999. I was also frustrated with work and where I was in general with my life, so I started knitting to do something for me, knitting as self-care. And it helped! But knitting alone didn’t pull me out of depression; therapy and medication probably had a larger hand in that. I’m veering into TMI territory, sort of and feel this animated gif is an appropriate sarcastic comment on this post.


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3 responses to “5/30 Time to Finish First FO”

  1. Isn’t it amazing how much knitting changes our lives? It’s definitely my stress relief and has helped me through a lot of grief. I know it’s kind of hokey to say, but it soothes my soul.

    1. It soothes my soul too! Maybe hokey, but definitely true.

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