Thankful Thursdays: Knitting

Today I'm thankful for knitting.

I'm thankful for knitting because it's fun. It's a chance for me to be creative and make things. It's cool to see a pile of string turned into a beautiful structure.

For the most part, it's a practical art form, because most of the things I make are wearable. (I am super thankful for all my hats and scarves with the crazy cold weather we've been having.)

There's so many techniques, I never stop learning more about it and finding new projects to challenge myself with. I'm thankful for my grandma for teaching me initially, and all the online resources I learn from now.

 It's a good thing to pass the time in situations like sitting in a waiting room. It helps me focus and makes both sides of my brain work together. I focus way better on sermons and lectures if I knit at the same time.

It's a skill I've used to make a lot of gifts.

It's fairly practical: it doesn't take a lot of money or space, unlike some artistic projects would.

I like the social element; when people in public see me knitting, it's an instant conversation starter. Non-knitters are curious, and I feel an instant connection with knitters.

It's fun and rewarding to teach other people. I'm so thankful for the opportunity I had to help people in Haiti with this skill.

What are you thankful for today?

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