Blue Monday got you down? Cheer up with these tips!
Today is officially “Blue Monday,” which has unscientifically been calculated to be the most depressing day of the year. While the exact date isn’t proven, I’m sure any of us who live in cold climates agree, it’s time to work on getting over those wintertime blues. Here are a few tips to cheer you up!
1. Knit for spring and summer
2. Knit for others
Whether it be for a charity, or for your friends and family, knitting for other people should always bring a smile to your face and make you feel good about yourself. We’ve written recently about where you can donate your garments to, as well as some wonderful charities that we’ve worked with including #scarfie and The Haven. Knitting some baby booties for a loved one can be heartwarming as well!
3. Teach someone to knit
Winter can be a lonely time, as people tend to spend more time inside away from socializing. Spreading the love of knitting is a great way to not only spend time with friends, but teaching a skill feels great! I’ve often found that I learn an incredible amount myself by teaching others as well. I’m sure there’s someone in your life that would love a knitting lesson!
Do you have any yearly routines to get you out of a winter blues funk? Anything that you can share with fellow knitters to help us turn those frowns upside down as we await spring? Please share in the comments!
Last updated: January 18th, 2017.