5 Reasons to dust off those knitting needles!
It keeps your brain sharp
A study found that activities such as knitting could reduce the chance of developing cognitive impairment by 30-50% as it uses many parts of the brain at the same time.
It improves your hand-eye coordination.
When you knit regularly, you force your brain and your hands to work together, maintaining your fine motor skills. It can also improve and maintain dexterity and strength in your hands, which can be great for those who would like to improve their grip.
It's a great stress reliever.
Knitting can be quite similar to meditation for lots of people. Many people reported increased feelings of calm when they knit, this likely comes from the focus on the repetitive movements.
Great for your mental health.
Not everyone is super social so it's good to have an activity for you to retreat to when you aren't feeling so great. It's also great for distracting you from bad habits you want to get rid of.
It's a great social activity.
For many, knitting is a very social activity. While it's great to do on your own many like to sit and knit with others.
Knitters are a friendly bunch and there are lots of knit and natter groups nationwide and also groups on Facebook if you ever need some help.