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Knitting takes off at addiction treatment centre in Surrey as men stitch hundreds of toques

Knitting takes off at addiction treatment centre in Surrey as men stitch hundreds of toques

Meera Bains - CBC NewsKnitting and being behind bars isn't the likeliest combination, but that's where 41-year-old Nelson Mendonca took up the hobby. It was part of art therapy and although he had a lot on his mind in jail, he picked up a round knitting loom brought in by staff to create toques. When Mendonca later joined a 90-day live-in treatment program at the Phoenix Society's transitional housing in Surrey, he returned to loom knitting as a way to overcome his anxiety and loneliness.ADVERTISEMENT"The first thing that came into my head was I just wanted to go get some yarn and a loom. I...

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