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Published on January 16th, 2017 | by Eric


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

These Spring Days top and Spring Foliage skirt patterns are great projects to take your mind off the current freeze and get you ready for Spring’s warm embrace.





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!

The Haven




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!



About the Author

is a photographer, copywriter, rock climber, skier, traveler, and aspiring knitter. His work has been been published in many international newspapers, magazines, websites, books and even a billboard in Brooklyn. Crochet is the best.

Last updated: January 18th, 2017.

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