Sunday, December 27, 2009

Knitting as therapy

There's a lovely story in the Boston Globe today, about a knit and crochet circle that meets at the Barbara McInnis House, which provides transitional housing for medically-fragile homeless people.

The mental health benefits of working with yarn are universal. Who doesn't agree with this sentiment (even if you haven't spent the last year homeless bouncing between shelters and the street): "Being stressed, depressed with being homeless on the streets, it helps with your mind."

You can read the article here.

Below, volunteer Pauline Edmonds assists resident Doc Kelly with his knitting. Photo by Boston Globe photographer John Blanding.

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