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MODEST FEATURE: Kristin Magdalene on Self Care, Discovering Creativity, and Knitting as a Passion

Our first MODEST FEATURE highlights fellow creative Kristin Magdalene’s road to discovering her passion for knitting, and how self care ties into her well being!

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Kristin Magdalene started knitting as a form of stress relief from her busy job as a television producer in NYC. She specializes in exclusive hand-knit designs at KristinMagdalene.com

…Growing up I considered myself to be a hopeless non-creative.

One of my favorite modes of self-care is expressing myself creatively, and I love that I can say that because growing up I considered myself to be a hopeless non-creative. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized that while some are naturally talented in different areas, that creativity is actually a skill and I can get better and better each day.

Knitting is really popular at the moment, and I completely understand why. It can be a mindless activity so you can still chat with friends, and it can be a mindful activity to really focus and calm your mind. Plus, you get a really cool sweater at the end.

All of these are reasons why I started knitting, and because of that, I realized I actually did have a natural talent that probably would have remained undiscovered for the rest of my life: I love designing, so much so that I now sell my knitwear and patterns because they’re so unique and I think it’s a lot of fun.

But my favorite secret about knitting and about creativity and even self-care is that it doesn’t have to be perfect and wonderful and give you warm and fuzzy feelings. There is nothing better in the world than a taking a knitting project that isn’t working and gently tugging on the yarn and watching everything unravel.

Sometimes the best solution is to take the exact same materials you started with and create something new.

Discover more of Kristin’s passion on her Instagram @kristinmagdalene

As always, thanks for stopping by.

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