Knitting Is A Perfect Self-Care Act You Need To Try


Have you ever tried knitting? 

Nowadays there is this assumption that knitting is only for old ladies. When you mention knitting to someone they first imagine a grandma in her rocking chair, knitting scarf for their grandkids with a cat near purring. While knitting is usually more popular around a certain age number that doesn't mean that it is only reserved for them. There is a lot of young people who love to knit and find it a great act of self-care. 

Knitting is the perfect hobby for those who like to spend quality time in the comfort of their homes. In today's world, most people lead a busy life and are usually focused on too many things at once. They don't know how to stop and pay attention to just one thing.

If you can find yourself in this description then giving knitting a chance might be something that will help you to relax and calm your mind. I assure you that you won't regret taking the needles and the yarn in your hands. In case, you never knitted before, you probably don't own any tools necessary for knitting. Well, you don't need to look any further.



 START WITH LOVECRAFT


LoveCrafts is the right place for those who want to dive into the knitting world but is also an amazing place for those who want to upgrade their knitting game. On LoveCrafts's website, you can easily find all the necessary tools and patterns that will help you to create something beautiful.

I tried to knit a few years ago as my mother knows and loves to knit. Unfortunately, I haven't picked up needles and yarn since then. LoveCrafts kindly gifted me the two balls of MilaMia yarn in color Butternut which is a lovely warm color perfect work cold months. This yarn is made from 100% Merino Wool and I was truly impressed by the quality. It is very thick and feels so soft on the touch. I also got a set of Pony Plastic Single Point 35cm needles that are a great fit for Lia Scarf.

LoveCrafts made sure that even complete beginners as myself can knit their own scarf without too much trouble. On their website, you can find a free Lia Scarf pattern that is very easy to understand and follow. With the experienced mother's tips, the result was this gorgeous scarf. What I love the most about it is that the quality is incredible and something you most likely wouldn't be able to find in most stores. This is definitely a more sustainable way to approach fashion which is very important to me.




WHY IS KNITTING A GREAT ACT OF SELF-CARE? 


IT REDUCES STRESS 
Knitting is one of the best activities to do when you purely want to disconnect from social media and other distracting things. The whole movement of knitting is very relaxing and it can help you relieve stress. Something about slowing down and letting your hands move in at first maybe unknown movement, but soon you will realize that your hands are automatically moving and how your breathing is getting stable and heart rate got lower. 

After a long and stressful day instead of reaching for your smartphone or remote control, reach toward the needle and yarn. It will be much more beneficial for your overall health. This is a habit that is worth incorporating into your daily routine. Even after half an hour of knitting, you will start to notice how much calmer your mind and body became. 

KEEPS YOU FOCUSED 
More and more people have trouble with concentration. One of the reasons behind it is the fact that multitasking became something most of us do as it is presented as an effective way of working. Little do we know how harmful it is for us. Multitasking usually means completing a lot of different tasks in a quick period but it doesn't mean that the result is high quality. Somewhere along the way, we forgot how to actually focus on just one thing and put our maximum into it. 

Knitting requires a certain concentration. While you are knitting you can't actually do a lot of other different things at the same time. Of course, you can listen to music or chat with your family or friends but you can not do any other task that requires your deep attention. If you noticed that you can keep yourself focused on one thing at the time then knitting is something that can help you. Because it is a fun activity you won't even notice how much time passed since you started to knit. 



HELPS YOU GET CREATIVE 
Creative people tend to have a creative block after some time. This is definitely something that happens to most of us although we might wish it didn't. Sometimes the way out of the creative block is right there in front of us. When you create the same thing over and over again it is no wonder that you don't feel inspired and creative anymore. What you need is to find another way to get creative. 

Yes, you guessed it right that new way of creativity is knitting. What screams creativity more than making your own handmade clothing piece. The best thing about knitting is that there are a lot of different possibilities. You can basically knit whatever you think of in as many colors as your heart wants. If you only started with knitting than you can follow simple patterns without too much trouble and then slowly upgrade to more difficult ones. 

MAKES YOU FEEL ACCOMPLISHMENT 
Feeling of accomplishment might be one of the most rewarding feelings a human being can feel. It is appearing when we accomplish something with our own hard work and effort.  If you are perfectionists then you probably have a hard time experiencing that feeling. I believe that knitting can help you to feel accomplished as it helps you to realize that it doesn't need to be perfect. The joy is in the journey. Think of it as one thing that doesn't need to be perfect at all but it will still be beautiful as you made it. 

Knitting is a process of creating something, be it a clothing piece or a decoration of some sort. To knit something requires a certain amount of time but also the persistence as knitting is a fine work. Seeing that finished work after you've been mindfully giving yourself into creating it is a very special feeling. To feel inspired and complete a feeling of accomplishment is desirable. This is definitely the finest act of self-care as you are building your self-esteem.  





Have you ever tried to knit? 
Would you like to give it a go? 





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