My name's Michael and I like to knit.

Football used to be my passion, but a lower back injury swiftly ended my career and threw me off my game – physically, mentally, and socially. Fortunately, I found that making stuff gave me direction, provided me new skills, and led me to new people.

Knitting does all of this, but also goes a step further in being a tool for meditation. It calms the head. It eases the worries. And it should be unabashedly practiced and shared so that everyone can reap its benefits and find community in doing so.