I often think about how incredibly lucky I am to be able to knit and to make a little money from it too, which means that I can do it each and every day. It's really not exagerating to say that making the toys helps keep me sane. If you live with a special needs child you'll know how little time you get to yourself and how hard it can be at times to keep positive. That's why I was so pleased to be involved in Yours magazine's article about the positive benefits of knitting. It talks a little about me and how knitting helps me cope with Toby and about another lady who has found that knitting helps alieviate her fibromyalgia pain. It also talks of Betsan Corkill and her wonderful work in promoting knitting as therapy - she has a website full of information. If you get a chance, pick up a copy - Yours magazine, issue 48 (oct 21st-Nov 3rd) page 36.
I'm chuffed to have been featured and it would be nice to think that my story might encourage someone else with stressful circumstances to take up knitting and find a bit of peace and relaxation. It's also nice to lay claim to being between the sheets with 007 Daniel Craig, though admittedly they're sheets of paper as opposed to the slippery satin kind and he is 16 pages away from me, but let's face it - that's the closest I'm going to get!