All of us knit or crochet for different reasons, and we've all found different benefits from it. These reasons and benefits are what tie us together as a community, even in their differences..and similarities.
We got talking about the benefits of knitting the other day. We all agreed that the #1 benefit to our lives are the people we've met through knitting. There were other benefits too:
Helen: Knitting helped her quit smoking, and never go back to it.
Karen: Knitting was the entry point to eventually owning and running her own business.
Becky: Knitting has improved her math skills (we are talking about someone who avoided math and science like the plague throughout high school and college).
What inspired you to learn to knit or crochet?
What do you think have been the biggest benefits?