It seems, at least for me, that knitting can have a calming role in daily life.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
CNN: This is your brain on crafting
A few weeks ago, I came across this CNN story while reading the news. The reporters explore the potential therapeutic, meditative, and neurological benefits of knitting. As I have become more familiar with knitting techniques and the rhythm of the movements, I have started to find a comfort in the practice. I like to sit and knit as I am talking to others or listening to a podcast. In fact, every now and then, I start to feel a bit antsy if my hands are still. I am not sure if anyone has noticed, but sometimes I bring my yarn and needles to class, and knit while the professor lectures (the ball of yarn hides in my backpack, while a trail of working yarn leads to my desk).