Do you often find that you get bored over the Christmas holiday and crave to get back into work to do something?
Do you love the time off work to relax but then need something to stimulate the brain?
Most people decide to take up the art of knitting over the festive season.
Only recently, a group of 1,805 knitters in Taiwan set a new world record for the ‘most people knitting simultaneously in a single location.’
According to the World Records Academy, the students and community volunteers in Fengshan, Kaohsiung broke the existing record of 1146 participants in Ireland. The record-breaking knit-athon produced thousands of scarves which were given to under-privileged groups including senior citizens living in nursing homes, the disabled and single-parent families.
Why not try your hand at the craft and make some woolly jumpers for the kids for next winter? Or make yourself a tea cosy to keep the piping hot pot of tea warm? And if you do find that this is slightly too advanced, you can cheat and purchase quality tea and kitchen cosies from Ulster Weavers.
Knitting can be very therapeutic and regardless of the stereotypical image, knitting has become very popular with young Brits as of recent years. A hoard of celebrities have been photographed enjoying some gentle past-time and knitting including Sarah Jessica Parker, Geri Halliwell, Julia Roberts, Madonna and Uma Thurman.
So join the plethora of famous people and knit with the stars as your hobby this Christmas. And why not quench your thirst whilst doing so with a lovely cup of tea in Ulster weavers china mugs.