Monday, December 29, 2008

Knitting for Mental Health

I've recently started learning to knit. I find this to be very relaxing and it helps me to releive stress. It's also great because I can learn a hobby to make useful things. I would really like to learn to knit and stuff toys for my baby when he's a bit older.

Knitting also helps me because I stim a lot with my hands. This, in and of itself, is not a problem, except for the fact that one of the stims I have does cause occasional injury to my hands. Knitting is a great replacement for this stim that serves a useful purpose, as well as stress-relief.

Crochet is an alternative if the sharp looking needles make you nervous.

Just wanted to share that in case anyone else wants to try it. Hope you all have a Happy New Year!



China said...

I wish I could get my son to knit, but I doubt it. He constantly bites his nails and picks at his fingers until they bleed.
I tried knitting but could not master picking up a dropped stitch, so after a couple hats and a few scarves, lacking that one skill started to drive me crazy.

renaeden said...

My mum taught me the basics of knitting this past winter (Australian winter). Now that it is summer I feel that it is just too hot to knit so I hope I haven't forgotten how by the time the cooler weather starts again.

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