Comfort Knitting

I posted a tweet a couple of days ago along the lines of ‘full of cold, settling down to some comfort knitting’.  A friend picked up on this and commented on how he liked the idea of ‘comfort knitting’.

This got me thinking!  Am I the only knitter out there who actually ‘comfort’ knits?  If I am feeling a bit blue (or ill, as was the case this time) I can generally make myself feel a bit better by curling up on the sofa (with a duvet if I am really poorly!) and knitting.  I’ll usually watch some TV or a movie or listen to a podcast or two…  I can honestly say it cheers me up no end.  It helps if I am knitting something simple on big needles, in lovely (often) chunky, luxurious yarn.  Something lacy on tiny needles would stress me out.

Another good thing about comfort knitting is that it is not very easy to comfort eat at the same time because your hands are busy!  Bonus!

Anyway if anyone feels the need to do a little comfort knitting I have suggested some patterns on Ravelry below.  These are links to projects I have completed but it is easy to find your way back to the source pattern by just clicking on its name at the top.  Enjoy!

Unshaped Shrug by Just Call Me Ruby

Stolen Moments Wrap by Amy Swenson

Basic Cabled Scarf by Haley Waxburg

Button Down Wrap by Terry Epstein


2 Responses to “Comfort Knitting”

  1. 1 martha in mobile 27/09/2010 at 12:49 am

    Yes, I love comfort knitting! It must be simple, and it must be a kettle-dyed or semi-solid yarn so my interest holds despite the simple stitch. (My comfort knitting must meet exacting standards…) Thanks for these links!

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