For anyone tired of mindlessly scrolling through social media or binge-watching show after show, you’ve come to the right place. Although there’s no denying it’s been a difficult time around the globe and staying home has become, in most cases, essential, it can be hard to find healthful ways to keep occupied from one day to the next. That’s why it’s time to find out why knitting is the perfect hobby!
Reason 1: Any Place is Enough Space
With social distancing in effect many hobbies, like team sports and crafting groups, have had to put gatherings on pause, leaving many people with free time to fill. In combination with trying to balance working and living from home for what feels like months on end, it can be hard to find the motivation to fill that previously recreationally spent time with a new independently done hobby.
The good news is, knitting is the perfect hobby that can be done anywhere, in any size space, to redirect your attention to a proactive and mentally stimulating activity at any time.
Reason 2: Knit for Your Health
Trying to uphold our mental and physical health while social distancing during a global pandemic is not exactly easy. However, knitting to help improve health is a fun way to use a hobby as a source for a variety of different benefits, such as:
- Improving cognitive function and strengthening the mind
- Relieving stress by redirecting focus
- Improving concentration and memory
- Creating sense of purpose and building good habits
- Helping to fine-tune motor skills
Not to mention, knitting is a great way to help unplug from digital devices by providing a stimulating break from otherwise all-consuming sources of technology.
Reason 3: Make Knit Gifts
The perfect gift should be something that is as meaningful as it is budget-friendly. However, when birthdays, holidays, and special occasions seem to fall one after another, it can be overwhelming trying to come up with ideas and the finances to cover all those never-ending gifts. Suffer from gift-giving fatigue no more because you can knit the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter, there are tons of different ideas and patterns to try. Now give your bank account a break with a gift made from the heart and beautiful Bernat yarn, like:
- A chunky knit throw blanket
- A traditional style or infinity scarf
- Cozy mittens, booties or socks
No matter what the occasion, there is sure to be an idea that will make the perfect knit gift to give.
Reason 4: Upcycle Your Wardrobe with Knit Flair
Instead of getting rid of outdated clothes give them a makeover by upcycling with yarn. Let your creativity take over by adding knit flair to clothing or even using leftover yarn for projects like:
- Embroidering flowers on clothes
- Making tassels for clothes
- Making cable knit bracelets and necklaces
One thing is for sure, knit flair is the perfect way to show off your unique style!