Knitting, apparently, should be prescribed on the NHS to reduce depression and ward off dementia, amongst other benefits. Now that’s some claim! So I read today in the Sunday Telegraph, in the Science section, so it must be true.
If that’s the case, I’d better pick up my needles pretty soon. I’ve not knitted for a long time and I really miss it. Other activities have simply taken over. But it’s up to me to make time and space for it.
It was kind of a New Year’s Resolution to start knitting again. I mean, whoever heard of a knitting blog with no knitting on it? It’s not that I’m short of ideas, either. I’m just not very good at blocking out time for it.
But I am taking some inspiration from last year, when I made a couple of radical changes to my life. I quit my day job and got another (better) one. I also decided to get a grip on my health whilst I’ve still got it, made some lifestyle changes and dropped a dress size. So the next thing will be to get knitting. For health reasons, to express some creativity, and for the joy of it.
Now that I’ve said it out loud, I’ve got to do it!