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The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting

Here at mindfulknits, we know that knitting helps us feel good, melt away our stress, and stay more present. But does knitting really have mental health benefits? Is there real research to back up this claim? You may not know this, but we have a thing for data. We decided to dig into the science and find out 7 ways that knitting can make you mentally healthier and happier. Knit your way to happiness. Results of a survey of 3,545 knitters published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy showed a significant relationship between how often people knitted and how good they felt after knitting. Specifically, knitting more than 3 […]

禅オンブルベビーブランケット

Aka the PJ Blanket 2020 has been the year of the baby blankets. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law had a baby girl, and I wanted to make something special for the little one. Why do I call it PJ blanket? Because PJs mom loves potatoes, so we called her Potato Jr, or PJ for short! There are several ideas and goals I had for the blanket. I knew I wanted to: make a continuous, one-piece blanket, as opposed to the granny square style of the Blinky Blanket only use Zen colors to really feature the cohesiveness of the Zen bundle have an ombre vibe try out a unique border. Scallops is […]

ブリンキーブランケット

If you follow @mindfulknitsgram on Instagram, you may have seen my series of posts where I detail how I created the Blinky Blanket, which was a present for my newborn niece, Blinky. I’d like to share some more details on how I created the blanket here, so that you can create it with mindfulknits yarn, if you so desire! This is a great project if you are a beginner crocheter and if you have never made a blanket before. Some things I had to consider when I was on the hunt for inspiration for the Blinky Blanket: I am all about instant gratification. If a project takes too long, or […]

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