(4? Already? Okay, 4.)
I knit to keep my hands busy.
This is important for a number of reasons. Number one, I am an avid “picker”. (WARNING: entering TMI territory, very quickly). I pick at scabs, pick at my cuticles, pick at zits. It’s something I’ve never grown out of. A friend (and fellow picker) and I joked that it’s good that we aren’t lepers, since we’d be in pretty sad shape at this point. Anyway. This irritates my husband, and to tell the truth, it kind of irritates me. So to keep myself from this, I knit. It’s impossible to pick at a scab when your hands are full of yarn. ‘Nuff said.
Reason the second, I quit smoking several years ago. Granted, I only smoked for a year, but it left that whole urge to have something in my hands (like it does). So I fill it with knitting needles, and it’s been pretty quiet.
And lastly, if my hands are full of knitting, I can be lazy and not do things for myself. Which makes me kinda feel bad but mostly it’s pretty awesome.