The Knitting Revival
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Once upon a time, knitting was a standard activity for many women, however as more women entered the workforce in the latter part of the 20th century and were pressed by time constraints and other distractions, the popularity of knitting receded. In addition cheap, mass produced knits made the labour intensive art of knitting even less appealing.
But...store bought machine knits just don't have the feel and look of a hand-knitted item. It's the blood, sweat and tears of working those needles over and over again that weaves a kind of history and individualism into the knit. In the 21st century the age old art of knitting has made a resurgence.
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Knitting can be a very relaxing..even stress-reducing pastime and the best thing about it is you have something tangible at the end. It can be strangely satisfying to wear something you have laboured over, stitch by stitch or to give a hand-knitted item as a gift.
Oh and if you don't know how to knit...this might help: http://www.how-to-knit-guide.com/
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