Knitting For Fun

Knitting is making a comeback these days, and for good reason. It’s a practical, enjoyable, and timeless activity that many different ages can enjoy. It’s a great excuse for a group get-together, too!

What makes knitting so enjoyable? Why has it lasted down through the ages? Here are some interesting things to consider about knitting.

Stress Relief

Knitting is said to be a great stress reliever, which explains in part why people keep doing it through the years! It may have a significant calming effect, especially if you are not a hurry-up-and-get-to-the-end kind of person. Knitting is about enjoying the process, which really fits some people’s personalities.

Prevents Snacking

People who knit say it keeps them from eating, because both hands are occupied. If you like to snack while watching TV, taking up knitting may help you break the habit! Knitting may help with just about any habit that involves the hands, from nail-biting to overeating.


Knitting encompasses such a wide range of items to choose from. You can knit entire coats, or just knit a hot pad or oven mit. Shawls, sweaters, hats, baby clothes, socks, gloves, blankets, and even dish cloths can all be knitted. So knitting incorporates a lot of interests, which may account for its broad appeal.


People love to receive hand-knitted items for gifts. Knitting is attractive to people who like to give homemade, meaningful gifts – and then the “giftee” may be inspired to take up knitting as well after receiving such a nice gift!

Another note on giving hand-knitted items – they can be customized to fit the recipient. You can knit in his or her favorite colors, whether it’s a blanket or sweater. You can choose wool, acrylic, cotton, or a blend – all depending on what the person likes. It’s hard to find that level of customization in the store!


Hand-knitted items can last a lifetime and beyond. Families may pass down a knitted piece from generation to generation. And for the frugal among us, it’s wonderful to know that you can produce something of such great quality for little money.

Back to Basics

This is a technological, electronic age. For many people, knitting is a basic, functional, old-fashioned activity that brings a certain amount of peace, focus, and quiet to our busy lives. You’re producing something, too, which can be very satisfying.

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