Yeah, that’s it… it’s for my health.

I am officially addicted to crochet.  So naturally when I received this email today with links to a blog that justifies my addiction with several health benefits I was intrigued.

This article says that my crochet addiction could be responsible for aiding in rebuilding my brain after a stroke.  Yes it does refer to knitting but I think the same logic applies regardless of the number of needles you are holding.

http://blog.lionbrand.com/2008/07/18/popular-neurocience-professor-uses-knitting-to-teach-brain-science/#comments

This one says crochet can be used to teach math so see it is homeschool research when I’m scouring the net for another pattern like a starving man looking for food.

http://blog.lionbrand.com/2008/06/29/teaching-math-with-knit-and-crochet/

When I started crocheting again I told several of my friends that crochet was like a nicotine fix.  (I don’t smoke but I imagined it was like that)  This article seems to support my hypothesis.

http://blog.lionbrand.com/2008/06/26/seen-in-the-yarniverse-quitting-smoking/

The last article is called “Yarndorphins”.  This signals that crochet is right up there with exercise as a stress reliever.  I know this is true for me.

http://blog.lionbrand.com/2008/06/06/yarn-the-best-medicine/#comments

So in conclusion I don’t have a problem.  I can stop anytime I want. I’m doing this for my health.

One response to “Yeah, that’s it… it’s for my health.

  1. Preach it, Sista!! =)

    I’ll have to share these sites with my crochet guild so that we can use them with people who think what we are doing is just plain wasteful.🙄 What do they know anyway? Science is obviously on our side.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s