My friends and I started an every other week knitting group some time ago. We get together, knit, and chat. We check in about things going on in our lives, and use knitting as a catalyst, and sometimes a metaphor, for understanding our daily thoughts and feelings. Last week, I started a knitting group at the outpatient mental health clinic where I work. Seeing five chonically mentally ill women, who have severe stress and anxiety, come together and bond over this new project, and keep their hands and minds busy on a task, was a powerful and rewarding experience.