Then I went to work and forgot all about it. So here I am now updating, trying despartately to think about what I'm going to blog about as I stall by finishing this sentence... Ah, yes. Let's do a craft of the week. And since this is my blog, I'm gonna start off with something I know: Knitting.
|If I had a basket of yarn, it would be a basket of RAINBOW yarn. Just sayin.|
- It can be relaxing! I often knit when I'm stressed out. The constant motion of the hands and fingers kind of lulls you into calmness and contentment. It's definitely a stress reliever.
- It focuses your energies into a single goal: finish the project! When you're knitting something with an intricate pattern, or just something that requires a little more brain power than the regular knit-purl-repeat I use so often in my knitting projects, you're gonna need to keep count of how many stitches and rows you have to follow the pattern. If you don't you will end up in knitting hell-- there will be tears, and trust me, no matter how loud you yell at your yarn it will not add the stitches you lost, nor will make accidentally added stitches disappear. It's important to keep your focus so your end result is favorable. As an added bonus, focusing on the knitting helps you to focus less on how much your life might suck.
- You can make stuff you'll actually use! As an avid scarf wearer, I can attest to this. And you can make more than just scarves (although, to be honest, that's all I've been able to officially complete when it comes to knitting projects... I'm still a novice, forgive me). You can knit socks, vests, shirts, pants, dresses, potholders, bookmarks, purses, bags, babie booties, hats, headbands, gloves, mittens, legwarmers.... These are all things you can use or wear on a daily basis, which is why knitted gifts are always so awesome.
- You feel really cool after you've finished a project. I always think about how probably millions of women used to knit/crochet/cross stitch all the time to make clothes, and we just take it for granted. I'm just saying, it's a little kick-ass, don't you agree?
|Three Scarves and a Holiday Garland|