If I’m completely honest, I haven’t knit in a very long time. An embarrassingly long time. The knitting mojo is returning lately, though, and I have ideas for new projects with some lovely new Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn I bought recently. So this is not just ten reasons I knit, but also reasons I’ll knit again.
10 Reasons Why I Knit
- Knitting makes me happy, just in general.
- It soothes me and keeps me calm when I need soothing and calmness.
- Working with color satisfies my need for beauty.
- It can be a rhythmic, mindless, easy way to occupy my hands while doing something that requires my attention like watching tv or a movie, like when I knit a garter stitch scarf.
- Or it can be a challenging task that requires my full attention, like when I knit a lace shawl.
- It helps pass the time when I’m engaged in waiting for something, in a line, in a doctor’s office, etc.
- Using something I’ve knit myself fills me with joy.
- I love spending time plotting and planning with a pattern, choosing colors and fiber and needles.
- Knitting is magic. Anyone who has ever turned a heel on a sock or seen a shriveled up piece of lace transform into a thing of beauty when blocked will back me up on this.
- I’m good at it and yet have so much to learn, which is an incredible combination. There’s always something new I want to try, but there are so many things I’ve done and want to do again. Knitting is never boring.