Stress Relief Knitting


A few weeks back, at a soccer game of Maddie’s, I had to go stand way down at the far end of the field behind all the parents on the line.

The stress was getting to me.

Multiple coaches (I don’t understand why this is needed?) were hollering on the sidelines at the girls. Parents were hollering. All the other games surrounding us…there was hollering.

Oh. Did I mention there was a lot of hollering?

And a lot of scoring. By the other team. :/

My fingers itched. I needed to be doing something besides listening to all the hollering and watching the other team score.

So the next time…


Yep. I brought my knitting with me! Yay for me! Because I didn’t stress out nearly so much!

There was still hollering. And some scoring (by both teams, but mostly the other). But my hands were busy. I can watch a soccer game even though I’m knitting rounds and rounds of stockinette on a sock.

And boy did I motor along on this sock! Wow.

*Note to self: When you want to speed up your knitting–go to a soccer game and knit!

**Second note to self: When you’re feeling a bit stressy–knit! And it will relieve the stress immensely!


Then when you’ve finished knitting your socks, you can sit back with them cozying your feet.

No stress there at all. 🙂

***End Note: “Hollering” is the North Carolina mountain term for “yelling”. Just to be clear. 🙂

Oh. And I grew up in the mountains of NC. Just to be clearer. (or is it “more clear”…?)