Knit and Crochet

One of the ways that I, personally strive toward simplicity is by stopping to think.

A recent study has showed that knitting is healthy for your brain.  The effect is similar to meditation, which has a multitude of beneficial results, as well as producing a show of dopamine every time you pick a project, finish a project, or use a project you've finished (or, by extension, see someone using a product you've finished).

I stop and think when I knit.  I relax.  I create.

And I help myself to stay away from consumerism, which is a major stressor.

Knitting and crocheting help me be productive on the bus.  They help me shut my brain off, if they're simple, or invest in creation, when they're more complex.

In fact, I even taught my middle school students!

Find someone to teach you.  It's worth it.

Right now, I'm even going Cold Sheep, so you can help me use up my scraps!

I'm also doing a 50 Points for Gryffindor Challenge!

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