Everything falling down around you? Get your hook and wool.

A new way to overcome FEAR ITSELF!! don't worry, be creative.

Whatever faults Maria D'Antuono may have, wasting time is not among them. The 98 year-old villager, from Tempera, near L'Aquila , became the latest survivor yesterday to be dragged from the rubble left by Monday's devastating earthquake in Italy . For 30 interminable hours, she lay below the ruins of her house, a few miles from the epicentre. So what did she do to while away the time, not knowing whether she would live or die as rescue workers dug towards her? The answer, it seems, was "crochet".

According to the Ansa news agency, D'Antuono was pulled from the rubble to cheers from the crowd and briefly answered questions from a reporter before she taken to hospital. Asked how she had passed the time since her house had collapsed on her, she reportedly said she had been busy with her hook and wool.

She was given a packet of crackers, but had a request that left onlookers even more astonished than before - and gave an entire new dimension to the concept of bella figura (which roughly translates as "keeping up appearances"). Before leaving for hospital, she said, she wanted a comb. (Note: in some articles they say she was knitting, but no matter, we all get it!).

Here is the link to a short spot done on Knitting for Your Health. The reporters are all over the place with the terms going from stitching, to crocheting, to sewing, the knitters they spoke with say it best! Enjoy. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4917058n

RE-Printed from Knitting Sisters NewsBits

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