InStyle Magazine posted a quick blurb about Demi Lovato Knitting the other day, and honestly when I was done reading it I wanted to bleach my eyes.
We all have “grandma” moments, whether it’s going to bed super early, staying in all weekend, or in the case of Demi Lovato, whipping out a knitting project in public. The 24-year-old singer proudly showed off her crafting skills yesterday as she knitted up a storm on a plane, and we love her all the more for it!
The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has had lots of sexy moments lately, promoting her new single and showing off her incredibly toned physique on Instagram. However, she always keeps it real, and that’s exactly what she did on Friday, posting an adorable image of herself knitting on a plane.
Ugh. So gross. They got all of that out of this photo.
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Knitting is not a grandma moment. It is not the opposite of sexy a/k/a “keeping it real.” ::eyeroll::
When a celebrity is modeling healthy behavior of the sort we’d want our daughters to emulate, wouldn’t it be nice to just appreciate them for the thing they’re doing instead of using it as yet another opportunity to comment on their appearance?
Here’s my (much less problematic) rewrite:
Knitting provides health benefits similar to meditation. It can lower your heart rate and decrease the level of cortisol, a stress hormone, in your blood. Research has shown knitting can help people who have eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and arthritis. Knitting can even help stave off age-related cognitive decline.
Ms. Lovato has a super-hectic schedule and travel can be stressful. Knitting is the perfect thing to help her unwind!
She’s not the only celebrity who enjoys knitting — George Lucas, Christina Hendricks, Uma Thurman, Ryan Gosling, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Amanda Seyfried, David Arquette, Scarlett Johansson, and Sarah Jessica Parker are just a few of the many celebrities who also whip up yarny projects in their free time.
The health benefits are nice, but what we really want to know is: What are you making? What kind of yarn are you using? Are you on Ravelry?
Please share photos when you’re done!