Knitting reduces stress, but that assumes that you have enough time and space to knit in the first place. Lately, the day job has been encroaching on any and all waking hours, so it's been getting harder and harder to knit — unless I could get on the TTC for some other reason, which would give me a chance to knit while I was on the way to some obligation or another.
As of this week, that opportunity is getting squeezed out too. Tonight I'm going to work on the hearts & harps socks for a bit, mostly because it's annoying me that the pattern is stopped at the point where it is. Then I need to get to bed to so I can get up very early and do more day job. At least some knitting progress is getting done.