Hobbies define us. Some even heal us. Columnist Deepa Ballad stated that “people across the world are realizing the calming benefits of knitting”. Knitting are tools that help us unwind, unravel our hidden capabilities and often even help us bounce back from setbacks. While the bad news is that many of us are too busy with our handheld devices to pick up or pursue a hobby, the good news is the tools for these hobbies could be at hand. Could that pair of knitting needles nestling somewhere inside our cupboards be one of them? The answer is a big yes.
Crafters have recognized the therapeutic value of activities such as knitting and crocheting. In a 2013 survey of more than 3,500 knitters worldwide, for example, found that 81.5 percent of respondents rated themselves as feeling happier after knitting.
Join our Aveneedles group with a wonderful group of men and women! Dust off those knitting needles and crochet hooks! Please be comfortable with basic needlework and bring your own supplies (although some knitting needles and yarn are available). This club is appropriate for all levels. Come meet amazing knitters creating a little bit of gems one needle at a time! Keep your creations or let Avenidas donate your creation to charitable organizations.
Anyone can participate in Avenidas events. Contact Avenidas for details.