We don’t want to lose sight of the bigger picture. We are knitting squares to benefit newborns in need and protect them from Hypothermia and Pneumonia. We are good people working towards a common cause. But if it so happens that there is a personal benefit involved, is it so bad to let our selfish streak shine?
Yep – there are health benefits associated with knitting! Slap those needles, and throw that wool in the air. Let’s rejoice in a circle of plain, pearl and dropped stitches.
Knitting is a way to calm down and relax
Lower your stress with some stitches. Sitting on the train on the way home from work, let that stress of the day dissolve into your wool. Then you drop the wool. The ball rolls down the middle of the peak hour train. Stress free journey home…
Knitting can help you become more patient.
Knitting takes time…and depending on your skill… more time. When you think you are nailing it, smashing out a whole line in a pb of 3 minutes and 23 seconds. You notice a dropped stitch three lines back. Deep breath. Patience is indeed a virtue.
Thank the heavens there is a bigger picture is all I have to say.