Knitting Circle

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  • Knitting Group
    1 December 2021
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Knitting Group
    8 December 2021
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Knitting Group
    15 December 2021
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We are excited to invite you to join our Virtual Knitting Circle. The purpose of this group is to:

● Combat isolation

● Improve well-being

● Connect people of different generations

● Provide opportunity to share talents and resources

● Build community and increase social connection

● Learn new skills

The Virtual Knitting Group details:

● Meet on Zoom 1 day per week for 1.5 hours

● November 10th to December 15th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

● Registrants will receive a basic knitting kit, links to knitting tutorials, and a link to a video tutorial on how to make a scarf. However, participants can work on a project of their own

● Knitted projects could possibly be donated or auctioned to benefit local organizations that serve the community

Why Knitting? What are the benefits?

● Knitting can produce feelings of calm and happiness in people who regularly participate in the practice

● Research from Harvard Medical School’s Mind and Body Institute proved that knitting lowers the heart rate and leads to lower blood pressure. This is part of the “relaxation response,” which can also be induced by activities such as yoga or jogging, and produces a similar meditative state

● Another potential health benefit of knitting is chronic pain relief, possibly as a result of knitting serving as a distraction and psychologically causing a reduction in pain.

● In terms of broader benefits to mental health, knitting has been shown to decrease odds of age-related mild cognitive impairment, and may even help alleviate effects of dementia such as apathy and depression

● Knitting also allows participants to build community and connection with others, leading to a better mental state among those who experience feelings of social isolation and loneliness.

 

Contact Vic to register for free: [email protected]