As you can tell, I like to knit a lot. I have over 260 projects cataloged in Ravelry and there are many more that I didn't even bother to document or that I knit before Ravelry even existed. I've been knitting for over 20 years and have no plans to stop.
Knitting is really good for mental health. Knitting lowers your heart rate, reduces anxiety, and relieves stress. The repetitive stitch making can be a form of meditation and relaxation that takes my mind off all the other stuff that's going on in my life. Plus, at the end, I get a cool thing to wear or use around the house!
Knitting can also be a great social activity that helps combat loneliness. Ravelry has tons of forums where you can chat with fellow knitters about everything under the sun. There are a bunch of social knitting groups and knit nights around the St. Louis area that get you out of the house and meeting new people.
If you want to learn to knit, hit me up for YouTube recommendations or stop by your Local Yarn Shop!
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Spiral cowl pattern