An article in The Tea Room magazine for July/August 2008 caught my eye. It is by Jacqueline Bodnar and talks about the soothing and relaxing benefits of knitting and tea. To quote Tom McNalley in the article, "They go together well because both are deeply attached to relaxation, aesthetic pleasure and an interest that can go as deep as you want." "At the same time both tea drinking and knitting can be great social or meditative activities."
It also says one of the most popular knitted items today is the tea cozy. So pick up the knitting needles and brew a pot of tea. Enjoy the moments of meditation and connection with a friend.