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Why This Millennial Has Old-Fashioned Hobbies

Paige Ballard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Paige Ballard

My interest in old-fashioned crafts comes from generations past. I spent my first days wrapped up in an afghan made by my great-aunt. My mom is the proud owner of a quilt made by my great-great grandmother.

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project and our community of Daily Givers supported projects that strengthen our food supply by caring for bees, helping people find culturally-relevant ways to access and enjoy vegan food, encouraging people grow food and teaching people healthier ways to cook.

Knit and Breathe

Kristin Jones | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Jones

It's my favorite form of mindful meditation. I take a few minutes for myself each day, focus on my breathing, on the feel of the yarn in my hands, and I listen to the clicking of the needles as I work.

15 Reasons Why Knitting Is Totally Badass

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It wasn't until I turned 50, many years after my beloved grandmother had passed on from Alzheimer's, that I decided to step into my local knitting store and finally get that lesson. To say that I am hooked is an understatement.

Blake Lively Picked Up Knitting and So Should You

Unwritten | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Unwritten

When we think of knitting, most people imagine their grandmother in a rocking chair hunched over a pair of needles. But there's something to be said for this meditative DIY craft. While Blake Lively took some time off after becoming a new mom, she found inner peace in knitting. Can you imagine being in her knitting circle?

Raising My Own Flock of Sheep, Almost

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

Lately, I have started to fantasize about raising sheep of my own. For this reason, one of the main characters in my new novel, Haven Lake, has her own thriving flock of Icelandic sheep.

Some Things You Could Be Knitting For Your Home That Aren't Blankets

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Mullen | Posted 02.04.2015 | HuffPost Home

Let go of your old ideas about knitting being exclusively a grandmother's sport and embrace the fact that all the cool kids are doing it. If you d...

10 Ways to Survive Winter

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

As I write this, there's an ice storm out, and we aren't going anywhere, thanks to my home's location at the top of a big hill. It's cold. It's dark...

To Fend Off Digital Distraction, Try Making Something

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts

Nora Abousteit, the founder and CEO of crafting community Kollabora, joined HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff in Davos and spoke about how knitting a sweater...

How To Become A Lean, Mean, Wardrobe-Knitting Machine

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style

Why would you possibly want to knit a sweater when you can just as easily (actually, WAY more easily) pick one out from a store? That's the question m...

Alena Hall

These Moms Are Helping Knit The World's Largest Christmas Stocking For The Best Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact

When both Lori Kleppe and Sarah Greene received news that their husbands would not be returning home from their military service, they lost more than ...

Asheville: The Paris of the South

Findery | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Findery

When an area boasts over a 100 different types of deciduous trees and claims to have the longest and most beautiful fall foliage season, you know it has to be a colorful and amazing place to visit.

Eight Ways to Knit A Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Volunteer Knitters Answer WildCare's Call to Save Baby Birds

Alison Hermance | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

Every year, WildCare's Wildlife Hospital cares for 800-1000 orphaned baby songbirds during the months of May through August. This year we have asked the public to help us knit nests for our baby birds and send them to WildCare.

The Little-Known Aging Illness That Needs More Awareness

Candy Schulman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

When the legendary radio personality Casey Kasem died, his obituary said he'd suffered from Lewy Body disease. 'Lewy-what?' most people wondered. But I knew first-hand, watching my mother decline from this little-known, but most common, type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's.

Amazing DIY -- Winners of The 2014 Craftys Awards

CraftFoxes | Posted 08.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

What makes a piece of craft great? Is it technical mastery, innovative approach or creative ideas? In late April, the CraftFoxes team launched The Cr...

Announcing The Craftys -- Awards that Celebrate the Best in Craft

CraftFoxes | Posted 06.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

There are the Grammys for musicians and the Oscars for filmmakers. Now crafters will have The Craftys for crafters. The team at CraftFoxes has put t...

Ancient Anti-Aging Secret Revealed: Stop the Clock

Lissa Coffey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Meditation can lift you up if you let it. It lightens your burdens, and in a way it gives you a facelift, too! You'll be smiling more, stressing less and walking with a little more pep in your step. You feel better, and because of this, you look better, too. The peace of mind literally shows on your face.

Ricefield Collective: Merging Design and Social Entrepreneurship in the Fashion Industry

BJ R. Siasoco | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
BJ R. Siasoco

Meredith Ramirez still has the first hat her friend Jean Mundiguing knitted for her over two years ago. Meredith is the director of The Ricefield Collective, an organization dedicated to creating quality products handcrafted by local Filipino knitters.

The Time I Was Questioned by Police for Knitting in a Starbucks

Gregory Patrick | Posted 12.22.2013 | Miami
Gregory Patrick

I'm sitting at Starbucks, which I rarely do. It's hard to knit there. I lot of people still find it weird for a man to be knitting in public. But, for us fellas that knit, it's nothing short of ordinary.

You Won't Believe What 2 Million Males Have Started Doing

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

True or false: The multi-million dollar knitting industry is the domain of grandmas and craft circles with names like Stitch 'n' Bitch. Right? Boy, are you wrong. Macho men -- not women -- dominate the history of the craft.

Astoria Characters: The World-Grown Woman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

These are pretty pedestrian pastimes for a woman who had the globe at her feet. Hers was a glamorous childhood. Her father was excessively successful, and the family lived abroad, first in Holland then Italy.

How to Knit a Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.20.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

I am a new knitter, but an experienced novelist. It's only lately that I've begun to realize what my two favorite activities have in common. PASSION:...

Knitting Is More Important Than Homework

Mara Menachem | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Mara Menachem

You know when people say listen to your gut? One afternoon in first grade, my gut finally talked and I listened. And my gut was yelling at me to help my child be a kid.

LOOK: Happy World Wide Knit In Public Week!

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's World Wide Knit In Public week and Rep. Gwen Moore is getting in on all the action. The Wisconsin congresswoman posted a photo of herself knit...