Now, to step that up a notch. Have you considered forming a knitting group? The art of knitting provides a common bond in so many people. If you have never knit before, it is easy to learn and projects can be worked on easily while socializing in a group.



Then, step it up another notch and add a purpose, ie knitting for charity, and meetings take on a whole new energy.

Knitting provides many-layered benefits:

  • It gives you a sense of pride
  • Has the same benefits as meditation
  • Alleviates symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression
  • It helps improve motor function
  • It slows cognitive decline
  • It helps prevent arthritis and tendinitis

Socializing in a like-minded group:

  • Connects people with a common interest
  • Creates a networking thread of connection outside meetings
  • Alleviates anxiety, stress and depression
  • Improves cognitive functions and skills
  • Abates loneliness and isolation

Add to this, knitting for charity.

That can be called a WIN – WIN – WIN.

There are many local agencies who endlessly require and are supremely grateful for knit items for the homeless, refugees and poverty stricken people. Siloam Mission is one such place. Another idea is blankets for preemies in neo-natal units.

Knit 1, Purl 2