The Kitten and The Goat welcome you to their wonderful world of colour.
Our whole mission is to help beginners to enjoy and progress in their hobby. We debunk the myths - untangle the techniques - translate the jargon - all to make it easier for people to actually make things instead of getting stressed and lost.
If you stick with me – I can take you from your knitting chaos – to finished perfection.
Knitting is so good for you – for your mental health – for managing your pain levels - it helps you relax – slow down – and be more mindful.
Don’t just take my word for it –
Dr. Herbert Benson, a pioneer in mind/body medicine and author of “The Relaxation Response,” says that the repetitive action of needlework can induce a relaxed state like that associated with meditation and yoga.
A 2012 Mayo Clinic study looked at the effects of knitting in seniors, nearly 200 of whom had mild cognitive impairment. The researchers found that seniors who “engaged in crafting were 30 to 50 percent less likely to have mild cognitive impairment than those who did not.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian psychologist, said “When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life. You know that what you need to do is possible to do, even though difficult, and sense of time disappears. You forget yourself.