There is a reason that I latched onto knitting so long ago. Knitting and crocheting are great for stress relief and depression. The repetitive motion is soothing. It is like watching tv with white noise. The mind blanks out. The world, its stresses, the rambling unending thoughts dissipate. It’s an escape- even if temporary. It’s also great because you are creating something and can find fulfillment in that. It is also cheaper than therapy, unless of course you love really expensive yarn. Think productive meditation!
I also knit in the car to keep my eyes off the road while my hubby is driving. I think it helps our marriage in many ways- especially to keep me from backseat driving. Well, most of the time it does. It’s a portable hobby and still becoming more trendy. It is even easier to learn in the age of YouTube and the internet. Anything you’ve ever wanted to know is at your fingertips.