The Zen of Knitting

After writing my last, very emotional post I relaxed, as I usually do, with my knitting and I had to put it down every few minutes, to write down ideas or lightbulb moments.

It looks like the repetitive movement of knitting stockinette stitch got my mind into a relaxed state – and solutions for situations I didn’t even think about came up.

New ideas I wouldn’t have thought of. I think the combination of releasing some feelings connected to Zoran’s death and being relaxed worked miracles.

I found an interesting article about crafting/knitting and its effects on the brainwaves.

Knitting makes you calm and happy, you can read the full article here.

For me it’s the feeling of flow – and I believe that’s where the ideas come from, flooding in.

So now I am off to knit some rows 🙂

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5 thoughts on “The Zen of Knitting

  1. I, too, love to knit! It just really helps me settle my mind. I have even knitted throughout all of my college classes, and it helps me to focus. Knit on!

  2. When I was teaching my journaling class last week, in my own journal I found myself writing about creating a writing retreat and having some knitting, crochet, cross-stitch projects in process around the room so when the women were not writing, they could be meditating with the other creative project. We would donate the finished projects to a local women’s shelter! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I completely agree; when I am knitting or crocheting I find it impossible to worry. I’m on another level, totally absorbed in every stitch. Such lovely rhythm , and little effort. The only other thing that achieves the same for me is walking. And watercolour painting, but you have to feel creative and be in the zone and worry free for that before you can even start! X

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