Knitting makes people happy, from the people who knit to those who receive knitted items, and those who see knitting in their surroundings. Consider the popularity of “yarn-bombing,” the beautiful graffiti that uses yarn to decorate public spaces, filling them with happiness-inducing warmth and colour. No one can resist smiling at the sight of a knitted bus or tree!
Even professionals are catching on. Stitchlinks is a UK-based group that’s developing a network of knitting therapy groups in hospitals, GP practices, schools, workplaces, and care facilities.
Therapeutic knitting is being formally acknowledged by leading clinicians and academics for its benefits in mainstream healthcare.
Keep at it, all you knitters! Not only are you having fun, but you’re also knitting yourselves a happier, healthier life.