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Woman finds a purl of an idea to help those in recovery help others

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
An unfinished scarf basket invites patrons of Beacon Coffee in Ojai to add a few rows while they are there.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Meiners Oaks resident Lise Solvang believes knitting saved her life. 
She found in the early days of her sobriety that knitting provided “a meditative tool and a healing tool. It kept me busy.”
Now she’s working to share knitting as a healing practice across Ventura County through her non-profit organization Knitting in Recovery.

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