The New York Times wrote an article about health benefits of knitting.
“Unlike meditation, craft activities result in tangible and often useful products that can enhance self-esteem.”
Often useful? Who couldn’t use a 3-in-1 washclopotholder like this?!
Just last night, I used it to keep my youngest son warm as he slept. Kind of like a miniature blanket with uneven edges.
My older son could also use it to take his mini pizza rolls out of the oven (quickly, though, so it doesn’t catch fire).
Or we could use it to give our smelly kitten a bath.
I can see it will take practice to reap the other health benefits of knitting. Mostly I hope it will allow time for my brain to resolve problems.
For now, I’m still trying to figure out how anyone in a knitting group could knit, count stitches and talk at the same time. Is this about reducing stress or causing it?