Catherine Whittaker COM0011 Blog #3
As the days shorten and the evenings grow longer here in Canada, folks start knitting. All across the country, socks, mitts and scarves will stack up, just in time for Christmas gift giving.
Knitting is not your grandmother’s pastime anymore! Knitting is growing in popularity with knitting clubs, social groups and even a little bit of activism. Remember the Women’s March and those pink pussyhats!
Learning a new skill, being creative and making things with our hands all contribute to improved levels of self esteem. Nearly all knitters report that they feel a sense of accomplishment when they finish a project.
In addition, according to a recent survey conducted by the Craft Yarn Council, 85% of knitters reported reduced levels of stress and over two-thirds of participants claim that their mood improves while knitting. Over 40% of survey participants reported that knitting contributes to better concentration, and nearly a quarter noticed improved memory.
There are plenty of online videos that will help you learn to knit. You can join a knitting club. Members get together and share tips and techniques. These can be in trendy coffee shops or in a someone’s living room. Knitting is social.
So during these winter months, do your brain a favour, and knit something.
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