is, that no matter how cranky or out of sorts I feel, once I've knit a few rows I feel so much better. It's like taking a walk or doing yoga. My mother-in-law had hip surgery last week, and I knit a whole snowman for her while we were waiting at the hospital. She enjoyed watching me knit part of it before they whisked her off to the operating room, and it was good to have something to do during the surgery. That one even has his own tiny pair of mittens! It's the first time I've ever knit two mittens of the same pair. Tee hee.
I went to Goodwill for some more yarn, and I may branch out and learn to knit something besides snowmen. :>}