Everyone Knits

Here’s another little knitting related story that happened to me last week.  One of the things I’ve been doing since being laid off is volunteering for medical studies where I get paid.  Last week I had a study appointment at the Cleveland Clinic which involved taking some dexterity tests to help improve assessments of patients with MS.

There was time to kill during the testing and the study nurse and I were talking.  One of the tests measured how much time it took to put pegs in a board with your dominant hand and then with your other hand.  The nurse commented that I was pretty good with my left hand (I’m right handed).  I told her I thought that might be from my knitting as I’m used to actively using both hands.

She then told me how one of the neuropsychologists on the team (and a really smart lady, she made sure to add) had started a knitting group for their office.  The nurse was contemplating joining as she wants to knit a baby blanket for a friend.  I told her she should do it!  I’m adding this info to the “knitting is good for you” file.

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