Posted by: Kate | March 8, 2021

Mindful Stitching and Mindless Stitching

As a long time knitter I use knitting for relaxation, creation, meditation and distraction, depending on mood and need.

A nice piece of complicated stitching such as lace or cables can distract me from my worries as it requires my attention and concentration.

For comfort knitting I turn to socks and dishcloths and scarves, things i can knit without thought, just enjoying the repetitive motion of the stitches.

I like to knit while watching TV, and a less complicated but interesting piece will usually fit the bill.

I love the versatility of knitting – the degree of difficulty and complexity chosen to suit my purpose at the time and to serve a specific need.


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