It has been a stressful week. We all have them, right? As I am now well into the weekend trying to knit away thoughts of my week, I am asking myself whatever did I do before knitting?
I may have grabbed a book and a cup of tea to fend off the stress?
Did I eat my way through a bag of treats to ease my nerves?
I honestly can't remember what I did or if it even worked. What I can tell you is that knitting works. Even if it is just one simple row knit with fun yarn, it helps. Not being one who partakes in Yoga, I can only assume it grants the same meditative feeling. With each stitch I can analyze, contemplate, interpret my feelings. I can settle down my anxiety through the feel of the yarn alone.
Do you use knitting for medicinal purposes and does it help? Here is a great article on the health benefits of knitting. As my hands are busy with many stitches on the needles, I can feel worries melting away. I am willing next week to be better because that is what we do, right? If you think about it knitters are a very optomistic group. We start with an idea (pattern) and some sticks (needles), and are confident that whatever we create will be excellent. I mean really do you ever start a project thinking that it will end badly? :)
I hope you have all had a lovely stress-free week. If not, I hope you have had your knitting with you to aid in your comfort. :)
Enjoy another great song from Angus & Julia Stone.
Have the best day today!