2. Your project is fully portable. It’s lightweight and requires no electricity so you can do it anywhere….in the pub, on the train, down the beach.
4. The craft stimulates both sides of your brain: left – technical, right – creative. Designing your own pattern or adapting an old one can be a real Maths challenge!
5. The rhythmical, repetitive movements have a calming effect on your mind. It can help bring a sense of order to your world when all around you is manic! You can to find out more about the amazing health benefits by checking out Betsan’s research on the Stitchlinks website.
6. Knitting and crochet keeps your hands busy and can help break habits like smoking or over-eating.
7. You can wear, look at, use or give away your creation as a gift – it will be one of a kind and completely unique…embrace your dropped stitches!
8. Knitting and crochet is a craft that reaches across generations, cultures and genders. It can be a great vehicle for social contact – I’m always amazing how many tips and tricks you can pick up from someone.
9. Learning the craft develops key life skills such as patience, perseverance and the knowledge that goals can be reached and mistakes can be undone.
10. It’s a great way to leave your ‘mark on the world’ – by helping someone to learn a skill is shared, by making something special a traditional heirloom gift will be created and treasured for all time.