Health Reasons to Take up Knitting

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Knitting and crochet is a hobby that is becoming more and more popular. With young people and celebrities taking up knotting it is certainly having an image boost. It is an easy and inexpensive hobby to get into, and you can get kits like these crochet blanket kits to help you get started.

There are also lots of health and wellbeing benefits with knitting, here are some of them…

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Improving Hand Eye Coordination – Hand eye coordination and motor skills are important and to keep these skills you have to use them! Knitting is a great activity to help with this and it ensures that the brain is working in many ways which then improves cognitive function.

As well as keeping the brain healthy now, it also helps to protect against a decline in the future when the brain is still being used in many ways.

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Socialising and Meeting New People – Something that appeals to many people who get into knitting and crochet is the other enthusiastic people who enjoy it and the sense of community around it. Although it is a hobby that you do on your own and you certainly can if you want to, if you are looking to make new friends with similar interests, then this is perfect.

There are numerous knitting and crochet clubs around the UK, and as well as being a great wealth of information whether you are a beginner or have been knitting for longer, they also help people to make friends and socialise.

Using Your Creative Side – Being creative is good for everyone and knitting and crochet is something that allows you to be creative. With so many different patterns and stitches, as well as materials and colours, you can create pieces that are truly your own, whether they are toys or blankets, it is a chance to get your creative juices flowing.

Helps You to Feel Relaxed – Many people find that when they are knitting, they go into a more relaxed state. Hobbies like knitting allow you to become mindful, as you need to be aware of what you are doing and follow a pattern, but it is rhythmic, and you have something to concentrate on.

When you are doing a hobby like knitting, you start to feel more relaxed as it focuses the mind and stops it from becoming distracted which is a great way to give your mental health a boost.

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