What has helped me the most is to do a little charity work. Since I can get out and about, I joined a couple of knitting groups where I knit for organizations that will help people stay warm (hats, scarves, and mittens) and for a battered women's shelter (slippers for women and children). I'm a pretty crummy knitter -- that is, nothing fancy, no expensive yarns, just little projects. I don't limit my knitting to doing it just in the groups, but do it at home, too. I find free patterns online. If there's some stitch I can't do, I go to You tube or look on yarn sites, such as Lion Brand or Red Heart.
This doesn't make me feel saintly, but it does help me keep from feeling useless.
The way I found out about the groups was that I founds a site called Meetup.com. They have groups in most big cities and lots of little ones. And there are groups on every possible interest -- from hiking to board games to reading groups to. . . . Just getting out among people helps me.
There are all kinds of things a person who can get out can do -- read to kids at a library, visit people in nursing homes, whatever.View Thread