Compulsive Knitting

Beautiful photographic knitting art work by artist Daniela Edburg.

Bride

I learned to knit when I was a child. My grandma taught me. I learned how to crochet in sixth grade when I was studying with the nuns for a year. It was something I did for a very short while and then a couple years ago when I took it up again I realized the feel of the yarn and the clicking of the needles was very soothing to me. Crocheting is my favorite now, I can go really fast and there is a sense of immediate satisfaction, you advance very quickly, you can improvise, go in any direction, freestyle. It is also a relatively effortless activity, one that can accompany conversations, travel, listening to radio shows, or watching a movie.

Spinster

Why did you start knitting compulsively?

For me it began to be a form of occupational therapy, even without knowing what I was doing. I started knitting long strips of fluffy pink material, and after a while I realized it was perfect to put together a brain, and a nice new fluffy brain was exactly what I needed at the moment, a soft and simple version. Knitting and crocheting are basic activities that permit me to build something without worrying about the concept or the story or where I am going, satisfying my need to “do something” and clearing my mind as I do it, slowly it materializes literally into a clear idea. I like this process.

Party Girl

Picnic

The Fisherman

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