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Lee joins us to share how her healing began with 2 sticks!

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From age twelve and for the next two decades, Lee Gant tried it all - suicide, cutting, drugs and alcohol. She was raped, institutionalized, incarcerated and pronounced dead after an overdose wasn't enough to end the nightmare. Getting sober was the first step in survival and recovering from growing up with an abusive father, but it was the comfort of knitting that saved her life. Yep, two long needles and lots of yarn.
Now a master knitter, Lee is a renowned published knitwear designer, sought after teacher, and a household name among knitting enthusiasts across the country. Her pieces and designs have appeared in books, and magazines across the country and online.
A happy and healthy mother of four, Lee currently teaches teens, adults and youth groups how to knit in hopes that the comfort it brings will give them a sense of accomplishment and skills for coping with the struggles of everyday life. Lee teaches and facilitates workshops at community centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, drug and alcohol centers, and other non-profit organizations. Her goal is to help every community establish "knit and crochet groups" for children and young adults to attend at no cost with materials donated by the 78 million knitters across the country. She also leads a large well-attended knitting group in northern California and teaches at successful Bay Area yarn stores.