Fast & easy projects for busy knitters
Michelle. I agree with so many points on your list, and would like to humbly add one of my own: I love the connection it gives me with women (and men) who throughout the last 500 years or so also picked up two (or four or five) needles to create something beautiful and keep their families warm. It taps into my love of history.
Laura Elizabeth. I love to be productive, to have something to do with my hands. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I make something beautiful. I love giving a handmade gift to a family member or friend. I also love the knitting community!
Jenny. I read number 4 out to my boyfriend to reinforce that I AM still listening while knitting or crocheting. He laughed at me but I maintain I listen way better when I'm occupied with yarn.
Mimi @ Sweet Sassafras. I identify with all these, especially 2 and 4. Knitting keeps me patient when teaching my children to read, especially. Great post!
Necapricorn. So many friends say, "Oh, I don't have the patience for that kind of thing." I tell them I don't have the patience to NOT! LOL
Jenny. I love that with two needles and some string I can make something useful and beautiful, it makes me feel like I'm doing magic!
I have many reasons, but I think my main reason is to create something useful and needed. Also needle work invokes my need to explore color and shapes and to see how something comes together. My curiosity is kindled and away I go to see what will happen.
I think I have so many reasons but mostly now it's because I can't imagine a life in which I don't make things!
What an interesting question! I feel like it is important to know how to do things, and making is a big one - if I can produce even a fraction of what my family consumes, I am happy.
Crocheting and knitting calms me. I turned back to crochet a few years ago when suffering from debilitating side effects from medication. I became calm and hopeful that I would return to good health. It took 6 months but my crocheting got me through.
Thanks for sharing your comments and insights, I enjoy each and every one. If you have questions, share those too, and I'll do my best to respond.-b