Sunday, August 19, 2012

Did you know?

Did you know that knitting improves your brain - your memory, your neurons (AKA brain cells)? Knitting slows aging and prevents memory loss. How good is that! In past years research has shown that knitting is as good as meditation for relaxation and reducing blood pressure. Now research has found that learning a new skill actually makes new brain cells to grow. And knitting is one of those skills. The lovely thing about knitting is there is always something new to learn – a new stitch, a new technique, a new cast on, a new pattern. It is good to know that it is healthy for us too.

To help you grow new brain cells, Kiwi Knitting has a host of classes for you. Here are just a few upcoming classes. Check out the Kiwi Knitting Newsletter for details and more classes.

Beginning Crochet: Crochet this scarf
                            3 session class -Wednesdays 10-12: August 29, September 5 & 12             
                                                         Or Saturdays 10-12: September 1, 8 & 16.
                                                         Or Mondays     1-3:   September 17, 24 & October 1

Beginning Knitting: Knit this scarf: 4 session class – Thursdays 1-3: October 4, 11, 18 & 25

If you know the basics then Second Steps is a 3 session class that adds new skills learned and practiced by knitting a hat. This class is on Tuesdays 10-12: August 28, September 4 & September 11

Learn more about socks. Here are a couple of the sock classes coming up”
                  Sweet Tomato Heel:  Monday, 10-12, August 27th
The perfect solution to the Second Sock Syndrome:
                               2 Socks on 2 Circs: Saturday, 1-3: September 22

Project classes are fun too. You can learn all kinds of things in just one project. Here are just a few of the many that are offered. (By the way, if you cannot make a class there are some great books available. Weekend Hats are featured here.)
Chroma Hat (AKA Fair Isle): 2 session class, Thursdays 1-3, August 23 & 27
Lea Cloche Hat: 2 session class, Fridays, 1-3, September 7 & 14.

Lace scarf class coming up this week:  2 session class Thursday 10-12, August 23 & September 6.

Whatever you chose, have fun knitting for a healthy brain.

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