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Twins take knitting hobby to habit with fashionable apparel
by Pam Parker, Erie Times-News

The Associated Press    Translate This Article
14 November 2020

On 14 November 2020 The Associated Press reported: While 30-year-old Millcreek Township [Pennsylvania] twins Erica Velez and Jes Velez started knitting months before COVID-19, they [said] that it does offer stress relief and an outlet for creativity. Marcia K. Farrell, owner of a local knitting-supply shop, [said] that younger people are becoming a larger segment of yarn customers and knitters, and that's changed over time from an older segment. ... The Association for Creative Industries did a study in 2016 that stated 36 percent of knitters are age 18 to 35, while 34 percent of knitters are age 35-50. The Craft Yarn Council also quotes studies that knitting can relieve anxiety and depression. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of health, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

A 2018 Forbes article said that 'repetitive creative motions like knitting, drawing, or writing help activate flow, and are all tasks that create a result. And when you succeed at creating a result, no matter what it is, your brain is flooded with dopamine, that feel-good chemical that actually helps motivate you.'

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