A-Z of Blogging: K is for Knitting #AtoZChallenge
26 posts. 26 days. 26 letters of the alphabet, one blog post beginning with each letter.
K is for Knitting
I’m a knitter. Admittedly not the best knitter but that’s ok. While it’s good to challenge myself by learning new patterns and stitches, it’s the act of knitting, the repetition of the stitches which makes it a good way for me to unwind and relax.
The Therapeutic Benefits of Knitting
It’s really interesting to learn about research studies which confirm the therapeutic benefits of knitting.
Knitters learn other valuable life skills such as patience, perseverance, and the knowledge that mistakes can be undone. These skills can be utilised in the self-management of health and illness. Knitting provides a great way of developing creative ability within the safe framework of the knitting pattern. It provides a structure within which the vulnerable feel safe to begin their creative journey. As confidence and ability develop, creativity can be encouraged until the individual is happy to experiment and deal with the setbacks that experimentation and exploration may bring.
I’ve not advanced much beyond knitting scarves and baby cardigans for friends with new babies. But I get so much pleasure from gifting these items. Each time I start a new project I think of the person I’m knitting it for and interweave love in every stitch.
How about you? I know some of you are knitters too. Tell me more about what knitting means to you.