Often when my mind is trying to work through the knots of a problem, the sensory experience of working with my hands creates a kind of concentration that allows a part of my mind to let go. I have discovered that I not only enjoy — but crave — physical, tactile things, especially when I have some kind of emotional stress. It’s fun when one of these creative outlets also happens to be something for someone else. Recently, a wonderful friend reached a huge milestone in her life, something that she had been dreaming of and working towards for years.…