What is it about knitting ...Feb 09, 2023
What is it about knitting that makes it so popular? I don't think it os ONE thing, there are many things, and we all have different reasons for knitting and emphasize different aspects for keeping knitting a part of our lives.
Knitting is an age-old hobby that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for centuries. Not only is it a fun and creative activity, but it also has many benefits - a wonderful hobby that can be both relaxing and rewarding. It can have a positive impact on one's life in so many ways here you have a handful you might know already - or you might not:
Relaxation and stress relief:
Knitting is known to be a relaxing and meditative activity. The repetitive motion of the needles and the focus required to create a piece of knitting can help to calm the mind and relieve stress. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day at work or to clear your head of any worries. OR what about starting the day with a cup of nice tea or coffee and 15 minutes of knitting in peace and quiet before the world wakes up?
Improved hand skills and hand-eye coordination:
Knitting requires the use of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and over time knitting can help to improve these abilities.
Increased focus and concentration:
Knitting requires concentration and focus, which can help to improve cognitive function and memory.
Boosted self-esteem and confidence:
Creating something with your own hands can give you a sense of pride and accomplishment, which can improve self-esteem and confidence. If you haven't experienced it already - THAT feeling, when you have finished a project and you are proudly admiring it - that is THE best feeling ;)
Socialization and community:
Knitting can be a social activity, providing opportunities to connect with others and form new relationships. Many communities have knitting groups where people can get together to knit, chat, and make new friends. As you might now, in Anne's Norwegian Knitting world this is a major part of our knitting. And this coming week we will be meeting up in the NICE Challenge.
Creativity and personal expression:
Knitting allows for personal expression and creativity as you can choose your own patterns, colors, and materials. This can be a fun and fulfilling hobby that allows you to express your individuality and creativity. I have always said nothing is right and nothing is wrong in knitting. You make what you want, the way you want it.
Improved mental and physical health:
Knitting has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety, improving sleep, and even reducing chronic pain.
In other words, knitting offers a whole lot of different benefits. Whether you’re looking to relieve stress, express your creativity, improve your hand-eye coordination, socialize with others, knitting is THE THING to do.
This week we are focusing on the mindfulness of knitting in our NICE knitting challenge. If you have not signed up already, I recommend you do it right away :)
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