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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  10:48:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit allsmile's Homepage Send allsmile a Private Message
I have a hard time falling asleep a lot of nights. Recently I've been doing something besides counting sheep (which I've actually tried in the past). I knit in my mind. I pictured myself making the stitches, just knit after knit after knit. It really helps me relax and clear my mind. Nutty huh? Better than needing meds for it though.


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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  11:15:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
I did that a few months ago while getting cavities filled. I just knit in my head, moving my hands slightly, so I wouldn't pay as much attention to my mouth. It was very calming during a very uncomfortable time. My actual knitting was almost in reach, and I really wanted to be able to work on it, but it didn't seem like a good idea. It would have been in the dentist's way most likely.

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Posted - 07/13/2005 :  04:16:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit knittingdiva's Homepage Send knittingdiva a Private Message
I do this a lot, actually. I learned in high school that visualization can really help with a lot of things, so I try to imagine doing things like making cables without making mistakes. And if you knit in your head, you can knit things like lace patterns that maybe you don't really knit in real life...! (If you're me, you're not ready for lace...)
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Posted - 07/21/2005 :  5:44:41 PM  Show Profile Send Stitch-n-beach a Private Message
I have to get a cavity filled in 2 days! I will remember to knit in my head. Or better yet, Bring it along with me and do it in the chair! haha Never seen before i bet.

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Posted - 07/25/2005 :  01:40:40 AM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
I've started knitting in my head, and it becomes a plan, then an unignorable impulse, so instead of relaxing me, it actually energizes me, and I have to get up and do it.

This has actually worked to my benefint a couple of times, when I've been particularly depressed and btwn projects. It's alwasy harder for me to start knitting from scratch. That's why I try to always have more than one WIP.


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