Knit Yourself Calm

Author: Lynne Rowe

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 1781265003

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Knitting is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime, and this winning combination focuses on mindfulness and the perfect stress-busting knitting projects. Whether you choose a portable project to knit on the go, a group project to do with friends, or one that introduces new skills to stimulate a creative mind, this book is the perfect path to keeping calm. The book is aimed at beginners as well as more advanced knitters, but does not include anything more complex than basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing and some simple colourwork.

You Can Knit That

Foolproof Instructions for Fabulous Sweaters

Author: Amy Herzog

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122934

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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When knitting superstar Amy Herzog gets complimented on her hand-knit sweaters, the compliments are often followed by “but I could never knit that.” Now, you can! You Can Knit That is a clear, simple reference book and pattern collection that gives knitters the sweater-making confidence they need. Whether you’re knitting a sweater for the first time or seeking to expand your skills to knit sweaters in styles you’ve never tried before, this essential guide starts with basic sweater know-how and moves into instructions for knitting six must-have sweater styles—vests, all-in-one construction, drop shoulders, raglans, yokes, and set-in sleeves. Each chapter offers a less-intimidating “mini” sweater sized for a child and a selection of adult women’s patterns in 12 sizes—24 sweater patterns in all, each building on the next, to ensure success with even the most complicated sweaters.

The Mindfulness in Knitting

Meditations on Craft and Calm

Author: Rachael Matthews

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782407588

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Anyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this renowned calming craft, and reveals how the act of “knit and purl” can be the epitome of conscious living. Ethical textile artist Rachael Matthews unpicks the threads of this popular pastime to explore how knitting connects us to each other and to the world around us. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, she unravels the true value of what it means to craft, its therapeutic benefits, and the joys of mindful making.

Grannies, Inc. Guide to Knitting

Learn Tips, Techniques and Patterns from the Best

Author: Katie Mowat

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446459284

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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When it comes to knitting, who knows better than our nan? If you get tangled in a ball of wool, she's always the first person you call to help you sort your cross stitch from your cable. While recruiting for her fledgling online knitwear company, Katie Mowat swiftly realised that it was mainly older women, namely grannies, who were volunteering their services, and so Grannies Inc. was born. Since 2009 they have gone from strength to strength, and from one product (beanies), they now design and produce a whole range of knitwear. Her crack squad of 15 grannies will be contributing their 'purls' of wisdom and patterns to help the new knitting generation in this attractive book. With knitting patterns for snoods, legwarmers, slouch socks, laptop cases and beanies, you'll be cool and cosy in no time. As the grannies say, 'May your bobbin always be full.'

Fast & Fun Knits

Feel Good Projects to Make You Smile

Author: Claire Garland

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 1446354636

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Brighten your mood with these quick, quirky, colorful knitting projects! Includes photos. Every project in this delightful collection has been designed to enhance your happiness, from feeling more energetic to chilling out. With a flair for blending the practical with the pretty, author Claire Garland taps into the comfort, contentment, and cheer that knitting can bring. · Most projects use one ball of yarn, making them quick, accessible, and affordable—all things to smile about · Projects are perfect for taking happiness everywhere—ideal for knitting groups and knitters on the go · The knits make great gifts—so you can make others smile too!

Keep Calm and Cast On

Author: Erika Knight

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849495939

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Keep Calm and Cast On is a delightful pocket book full of quotes, quips and wit plus expert troubleshooting tips and techniques to keep the contemporary knitter calm in the face of a dropped stitch. The wise and often amusing quotes are compiled from a myriad of sources, including historical and contemporary essays, poems and fiction. Also included is a selection of previously unpublished quotes from contributors such as Kaffe Fassett, Jared Flood, Brandon Mably, Pip Lincolne and other luminaries of the knitting world. Knitting's calming properties are well documented, and interesting facts concerning the therapeutic benefits of practising this craft are interspersed amongst the quotes and technical tips, ensuring that this book is not just informative and humorous but also good for your well-being. Alongside the witticisms and fascinating facts is solid, practical advice designed to keep the knitter sane while all around them is unravelling. Erika will share her foolproof tips for making sure you don't get yourself into a tangle and that your knitting will go that much smoother.

The Dysregulated Adult

Integrated Treatment Approaches

Author: Georgia A. DeGangi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123850126

Category: Psychology

Page: 518

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People experiencing disorders in regulation are highly sensitive to stimulation from the environment, emotionally reactive, and have difficulty maintaining an organized and calm life style. They are impulsive, easily frustrated, and as a result make decisions that lead to an overwrought state-or who conversely retreat entirely from the world. This disorder is most likely to accompany diagnoses of bipolar or mood disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, eating or sleep disorders, and/or attention deficit disorder. This book instructs therapists how best to treat the dysregulated adult, providing diagnostic checklists, and a chapter by chapter inventory in approaching treatment of dysregulation in a variety of life skills. Informs the therapist how dysregulation relates to multiple disorders Includes clinical observations and case studies Gives the therapist tools and techniques for the client to understand his behavior, reframe problems in a positive way, and take responsibility for behavior change Encompasses sensory integration therapy and mind-body techniques for the therapist to guide the client toward self-calming Emphasis on effective relational dynamics between the client and significant persons in his or her life Separate chapters on how to treat dysregulation effects on multiple behaviors, including mood regulation, behavioral control, inattention, sleep, feeding, and social interactions

Even Mountains Vanish

Searching for Solace in an Age of Extinction

Author: SueEllen Campbell,Sue Ellen Campbell

Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 141

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"The Earth is old. Nothing lasts. All life is kin. Different eyes perceive different worlds, and much remains hidden. Ours is an age of extinctions; ours are the hands of the destroyers. Grief and beauty are knotted together. Curiosity and imagination are fundamental human forces. So are fear and hatred, passion and compassion. None of this is surprising.... But scale matters. At this high level of generality, everything seems obvious. When I focus on smaller things, the picture changes." --from the book Sitting on a mesa above the Rio Grande, her back pressed against the remnants of eons-old volcanic eruptions and her thoughts drawn to the unavoidable significance of the laboratories at Los Alamos a few miles away, an idea plants itself in SueEllen Campbell's mind. Brought to fruition, the idea becomes a journey to find the seam where past and present, geology and history, Yellow-bellied Marmots and White-tailed Ptarmigans meet and join to create the world in which we find ourselves. With elegant, urgent prose, Campbell attempts to make sense of a planet shaped 13.4 billion years ago by awesome natural cataclysm and now threatened with destruction by environmental cataclysms of human origins. Spurred by curiosity, despair, and an analytical mind, she wanders from Colorado to New Mexico to Canada's arctic coast investigating not only facts and data, but also the mystery that lies below the surface.

Secrets You Keep from Yourself

How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness

Author: Dan Neuharth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429935553

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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This insightful guide is an exploration of how and why people undermine their happiness and lose touch with their "best" selves. Counterproductive self-deception, a universal behavior, is a habit that can be broken. People keep themselves from having what they want, a phenomenon known as "self-handicapping." Offering poignant examples, innovative tools, and a compassionate perspective, Dan Neuharth reveals how to vanquish self-imposed roadblocks and avoid unnecessary losses in order to embrace and share the best in oneself.