There are as many ways to deal with stress as there are stressed people. I have tried many methods over the years, from the not-quite-legal (I grew up in the 60s and 70s - need I say more?), to the ethereal (meditation, yoga, breathing), to the physical - jogging (70s version of running), walking, mad-girl volleyball. These days, my favorite method of dealing with stress, besides the occasional vodka and tonic, is knitting. I can and do knit all year long. As the temperatures rise, I move from wool to cotton or linen. As the temperatures fall, I move from lace weight to worsted. I love to knit. I am a fairly skilled knitter, although I pale in the company of my friends Kayten and Melanie. My mother knits socks and taught me. I learn best by watching and doing, rather than by reading. I usually have at least three projects on the needles - one is a new, more complicated (for me) pattern; one is not quite as complicated and familiar to me; and one is always a dishcloth.
This is a representative set - winners will be surprised!
Since it has been a fairly stressful summer so far, I have a plethora of dishcloths. In honor of my Summer of Stress (;o), I have decided to hold a drawing for two sets of two dishcloths. Two lucky readers will each win a pair of dishcloths. All four dishcloths were knit with 100% cotton/recycled cotton by yours truly. This should be fun - unless you view dishcloths as some view zucchini. "Oh my god, not more dishcloths!" In order to enter the drawing, just leave a comment with your favorite stress-busting method. The cut-off date is this Thursday. Scrappy the Super Dog will be selecting the winners, and those winners will be announced on Friday. Don't worry - he's completely impartial! Good luck!