Knitting and Health

Stephanie Mangino over at So Crafty brought this article to my attention.  “Learn to Knit and Improve Your Health!,” from, is an interesting article.  As a knitter, I believe, yes, knitting is good for your health, but I am biased.  At least I know it’s good for mine.

I encourage you to read the article.  What positive things has knitting and/or crocheting brought into your life?  What have you learned?  Is it therapeutic?  I’m interested in hearing your thoughts about this article.



I have been sick, but am better now.  I was laid up with a cold/flu for a few days.  During that time, though, I did get a lot of knitting done during that time.  The lacey scarf below got a few more inches. A video game-themed hat I’m knitting for my DH also got some length on it, too.    Sam is a HUGE Legend of Zelda fan, so he asked me to knit him a hat styled after Link’s.  I am, and even found a pretty close color for it in my stash.
Despite that, I really was feeling crummy.  Healthy knitting is much better than sick knitting.