It’s early September, and I can almost hear sleigh bells. Can’t you? Don’t look now, but summer is on the wane! Without even knowing it, the days are growing shorter, already! Cool breezes are blowing and some foliage is actually going away.
But wait! There is a solution….instead of getting depressed, you need to do something. Like take up a hobby.
I can’t think of anything better than learning to knit!
I don’t care about all those other crafts and DIY projects; learn knitting and you can kiss those paintballs goodbye!
If you don’t believe me, then let me give you *5* good reasons why:
#1 You can feel just like a knitting apprentice! After all, in centuries past an apprentice was someone learning a craft, and if you are new to knitting, then you’re an apprentice! Even the Donald couldn’t argue with that!
With knitting, there is a TON of information, and no matter how often you knit, or how much you think you know, there is always something new.
And that’s good, because you never want to run out of ideas.
#2 Years ago there was a TV commercial for “Shake N Bake”, which featured a little girl in the kitchen with Mom, and all she said was “Shake n Bake…and I helped”.
Now, I know that has nothing to do with knitting. However, the best part of that, is when a friend asks you where you bought your pretty little purse, or new scarf, you can say, “I knitted it myself.”
Old commercial, same premise. Take it from me, when you knit-it-yourself, it feels good!
#3 The Four Seasons. Knitting is strictly non-committal. It doesn’t care what month it is or what holiday is approaching, there is always something fun to knit.
Halloween, autumn, Independence Day, Valentine’s Day, graduations, weddings, take-your-dog-to-work-day, christenings, Christmas, you name the day, and there is a knitting pattern out there for it!
Your knitting creations are always one-of-a-kind, not to be seen in any store or mall. So, when you’re knitting that Christmas stocking on the train home from work, you never know who you will be inspiring next.
#4 Unless you have been living under a rock or way out past left field, you know how expensive gasoline is getting! Daily, the price goes higher.
So, instead of getting in your gas-guzzling vehicle, and cruising around town, to no avail, take up knitting. Get a neighborhood group together, or start a club in your dorm or condo.
#5 Knitting is good for you! We all live very stressful lives.
If it’s not one thing, it’s the other; and every-day life can be tough. Sometimes a bubble bath, or mood music just doesn’t cut it.
Knitting can help. The mere click of the needles is soothing music.
Knitting one row, then another, creating stitches, patterns, projects, and seeing it all come together makes for satisfaction indeed.
It doesn’t all happen at once. Many projects take weeks, and months to complete, if you want to do them right.
But, that’s the essence of knitting.
Working with your hands, you are creating something right from the first stitch. You watch it come to life as you go, and little by little, your knitting becomes reality.
Exercise is great, yet, doing something for your soul, is just as important.
So, if you want to slow down, and find meaning in your life again, try knitting.
So, there you have it, 5 best reasons to knit!
But, don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself!