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Get Crafty – Discover Sewing, Knitting, And Crocheting As A Hobby

Sewing, Knitting, and Crocheting Crafts

Are you looking for an enjoyable way to spend your free time? Whatever your interests or skill level, there are numerous ways to have fun and get crafty while keeping you occupied and your creativity flowing.

Hobbies provide physical and mental health benefits by giving a person an alternative place to spend time and mental energy and become reinvigorated.

In fact, research has shown that people who have hobbies and partake in extra curricular activities they enjoy are generally healthier, and happier.

Whether you love flower arranging, playing guitar, gardening, refurbishing vintage furniture or making knitted scarves, hobbies are soul-nurturing endeavors.

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Many older adults find themselves stuck in a daily routine that offers little more than go to work, come home and spend the evening watching television – boring!

That’s one of the many benefits of having a hobby it can help relieve stress and it also allows you to do something fun that you enjoy doing.

For example, needle crafts like knitting, needlepoint, sewing, and crocheting are some of the most popular hobbies among older adult women 55+, (and some men too).

So, if you’re ready to get started on your needle crafting hobby, here are a few ideas for some fun projects:

  1. Dish Cloth—Knitted dish cloths are super useful and make great gifts. Plus, they’re simple enough that they can often be finished in a single sitting.
  2. Coffee Cozy—Keep your cup of coffee or tea warm longer by knitting or crocheting a soft wool cover to put around your mug. A written list of directions is available here or you can watch this step-by-step video.
  3. Memory Quilt—Here’s a fantastic way to repurpose old materials: Create a personalized memory quilt from old shirts, baby blankets, a wedding dress, or even a military uniform.

Keep in mind that spending time doing something you enjoy that is not attached to work or other life commitment can help increase your happiness and give purpose and meaning to your life. So, with that in mind, what are you waiting for? Get crafty!

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