Experiment #10: Tackle a Brand-New Craft

Try knitting, then knit something absurd to put on a baby. Then take a photo and never use it again. Just remember, after the absurd knits comes the cool stuff you actually use over and over again.

Try knitting, then knit something absurd to put on a baby. Then take a photo and never use it again. Just remember, after the absurd knits comes the cool stuff you actually use over and over again.

You don't have to be good to start knitting. Not at all. And check this excerpt from a recent NY Times piece by Jane Brody, The Health Benefits of Knitting:

Knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The father of a prematurely born daughter reports that during the baby’s five weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit, “learning how to knit preemie hats gave me a sense of purpose during a time that I felt very helpless. It’s a hobby that I’ve stuck with, and it continues to help me cope with stress at work, provide a sense of order in hectic days, and allows my brain time to solve problems.”

I will literally teach you how to do basic knit (just like this) if you join the BV Slack room. We could even google hangout. Why not? Sounds relaxing.

If this experiment works for you, hit the heart to let others know they should give it a try!