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"I am a 50 year old woman in recovery from binge eating disorder, type 2 diabetes and depression.

The day I learned to knit from my roommate at the inpatient eating disorder rehab clinic in 2011

was a huge turning point for me.

In knitting, I discovered something positive I could do with my hands besides stuffing food into my mouth.

Not a day has passed where the simple meditation of needles and yarn together has not brought me joy.

Grateful to be 90 pounds lighter and still losing and finding happiness whether in yarn festivals, visiting local yarn shops or running a knitting group for the local LGBTQ community.

Yarn lovers unite!"

Kerry C., Western NYS, USA