Imagine a hobby that the whole family can enjoy while helping your mental and physical health. It may sound like a dream, but it really does exist.
Knitting is a perfect way to stay relaxed while creating something useful and fun. Amanda Ellaboudy, owner of Creative U Studios in Santa Clarita, agrees, “You can’t focus on anything while knitting. It’s refreshing to be able to sit for thirty minutes where your mind is quiet. I’ve heard of flight attendants who see businessmen knitting to help deal with their fear of flying.”
The mental benefits are outstanding, but knitting can help you physically as well. “The physical movements of your hands keep your fingers limber and even offset arthritis,” Ellaboudy stated.
Now that school is out for summer, kids will have a chance to explore their knitting interests as well. Ellaboudy notices that, “Kids can come in to take lessons that didn’t have the chance when they were busy with school.” With all of the creative and physical benefits of knitting, getting kids started early will help them for the future.
You don’t just have to be a kid to take lessons either. Creative U offers classes for knitters of all ages and skill levels. So, whether you are young or old, it is never too late to start.
If you are looking for supplies, look no further. Creative U Studios, while also offering classes, sells knitting supplies as well. They’re the only store in the Santa Clarita Valley that sells yarn, offering diverse brands such as: Berroco, Red Barn, and Cascade. They also carry fabrics and needles, including the trendy needle brand Knit Picks.
“We are one of the first retailers to carry Knit Picks, a popular brand of needles that have always been sold under direct distribution, but have just recently opened to outside retailers,” Ellaboudy shared.
Creative U Studios has been serving Santa Clarita for over a year. You’ll find them at 26370 Diamond Place just off of Centre Pointe Pkwy. You can buy these products or sign up for a class in store or online at www.creativeu.net or call (661) 260-0800.
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