In the modern world that is full of pressures, it is so gratifying to have a hobby that gives you pleasure. Something that gives you relaxation after a long period of running up and down, trying to get bills paid. That could be a challenging outdoor activity like swimming or hiking, or a simple activity where you sit back and kick back like watching TV series or even knitting.
To many people, however, knitting sounds less like a hobby and more of a thing that old, bored people should do. If only these people knew how wrong they are. Contrary to popular belief, knitting is a fun and artistic hobby. It is not something that everyone does, so it is unique too.
Moreover, it is one of those activities that could combine having fun and making money! Knitting items like like ikea ektorp sofa cover tops could turn out to be a great business venture in the long run!
Has a good enough case been made for the activity? If not, there’s more…
Knitting is not only cool, but it is cheap too. All you need to do is grab a few yarns of wool and two needles (or a crotchet), and you are good to go! No transport costs, no electricity, no muscles, no sweat!
Who Can Get in on the Knitting Hobby?
The simple answer is ‘everybody!’ Now that we have agreed it is not a pastime for old, bored people, we need to clear the air some more. Knitting is not just for women. Men can have a great time with the crotchet too. If you are a man who shies away from knitting because it is a ‘girl thing,’ then you need to let go of that notion already.
Begin knitting, and you will be in the good company of brothers who knit like their life depends on it (for some it actually does). The internet is actually full of stories about men who are doing amazing things with the crotchet and giving women a good run.
How to Join the Knitting Community
The first step towards becoming part of this fun nation is to learn how to knit. If you do not have anyone close by to teach you, don’t fret. All that you will need to do is grab some thread and needles then learn from one of many tutorials that are available online.
Next, you might want to learn more about what other knitters are doing. You can learn about some of the best knitters by looking for knitting pages on Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms. These will also be great resources on where to get the best raw materials and where to sell your finished wares.