A hat tip to Canadian Artisan, who linked over to this article on the health benefits of knitting:
I got a kick out of the article. I read the part about "higher cognitive functioning" to my husband, and he said we probably have higher cognitive functioning than dead people!
Of course, the article is about hand knitting, but most of us MKers hand knit, too, and we sew things together by hand. I find knitting incredibly soothing, especially hand knitting, and especially if the yarn is a yummy color and texture.
Oh - while you're over at Canadian Living, check out their hand knitting patterns! I've never seen this online mag before, and I like what I'm seeing.