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Knitting Store Owner Tells Women's March Supporters To Buy Their Yarn Elsewhere

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2017 | Women

Things don’t seem so joyful over at The Joy of Knitting. Elizabeth Poe, the owner of the Franklin, Tennessee shop, published a post on her store’s...

Cecile Richards Joins The 'Pussy Hat' Knitting Party Just In Time For The Women's March

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 01.16.2017 | Women

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is not about to be left out of all the “Pussy Hat” knitting fun. In an Instagram post on Saturday, R...

Mom Didn’t Sell Any Knitted Goods At A Fair, So Twitter Bought It All

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.13.2016 | Parents

Twitter showed a man some love after he tweeted about his mom struggling to sell her knitted wares at a craft fair. On Nov. 26, Martyn Hett of Manches...

The 10 Great Things I Learned From An Afternoon Of Failure

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 12.12.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

'Disaster at the Yacht Club' could be a fitting title for my little tale. Except no boats collided. No children drowned. No members got salmonella poisoning from the yacht club kitchen. It was a quietly personal disaster that hardly anyone noticed. Except for me.

How A Ball of Yarn Made My Dreams Come True

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

How little did I know those innocuous balls of knitting yarn tucked away in my under-the-stairs closet could also literally knock terror into my soul? It started off innocuously enough.

This Fabric Yarn Is A Genius Use For Old T-Shirt Scraps

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 09.14.2016 | Style

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Style will focus the month of September on simple ways to educate yourself on becoming a bette...

10 Things I Learned From a 91-Year-Old Enchantress

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Janine Francolini

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. -- Maya Angelou Jeanne...

The Ex-Husband Sweater

Karin Schott | Posted 02.01.2017 | Divorce
Karin Schott

The Ex-Husband Sweater

Knit One, Vulva Two: Vaginal Knitting

Dani Alpert | Posted 01.08.2017 | Comedy
Dani Alpert

Knit one, vulva two. Or is it knit one, purl two? I'm definitely late coming to this party but better late than never. I thought that after the Vaginal Yogurt scandal and my crack reporting on Vaginal Weightlifting that the hoo hoo was out of wondrous activities. I was wrong. Again. I give you Vaginal Knitting.

Flying Carpets/Savage Knives in Bordeaux

Frank Browning | Posted 12.22.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

For those who hold out hope of finding a magic carpet spun of gossamer gold, look no further: it hangs from the beams of a grand light-flooded port warehouse, Bordeaux's Museum of Contemporary Art.

Meet The Purlettes -- Do-Gooder Senior Knitters Making A Difference

Laura Dixon | Posted 12.22.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

On Dec. 4, millions of TV viewers got a glimpse of an up-and-coming purse company with a unique business model -- the bags are all hand-knit by residents in an assisted living community.

The Perfect Gifts For The Knitter In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 12.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

If you're lucky enough to know a knitter, we've got some great news for you. Knitters are the best type of people to shop for. They can never have eno...

Giant Knitting Is Mind-Blowing

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Style

Knitting is the new black. Though it's often considered a hobby only suitable for women of a certain age (rocking chair required), knitting is now exp...

How Life Will Change When I Learn To Knit

Michelle Combs | Posted 11.13.2016 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

I thought by this stage in life, I'd be more 'together'. I thought by now I would carry myself with grace and kindness. I thought by now, I would be calm and knowing and able to weather the storms we all face in life without being crippled by anxiety.

Meet the Woman Who's Going to Knit While Running the New York City Marathon

Rodale Wellness | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Rodale Wellness

Her joke soon became reality, as she tried taking her wool yarn ball on morning runs, finger knitting while putting one foot in front of the other, and planning out a 16-week marathon training schedule.

How To Cope After An Unimaginable Loss

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.02.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

What do you do when the unthinkable happens to a close friend? When one of the things most feared by all comes true? A loss - especially a sudden one - brings on feelings of incredulity and disorientation in all who know and care for the persons involved in a tragic occurrence.

104-Year-Old 'Yarn Bomber' Spreads Her 'Graffiti' All Over Town

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.25.2015 | Fifty

When you think of grandmas knitting -- you might think of them making sweaters for their little grandchildren or blankets to put in cribs. But this 10...

Needles, Not Knives, to Treat Sports Injuries and Degeneration

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

My first pair of running shoes were men's shoes because they didn't make them for women in 1974. That's how many years I've been pounding away at my j...

Creativity Through Destruction

Kristin Jones | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristin Jones

So yeah, I talk a lot about knitting and how great it is and, sure, it has health benefits and it's a mindful activity and every night I reach it for it to unwind at the end of a long day, but a huge part of why I love knitting is because if I need to, if I want to, I can start over.

The Secret To Learning To Knit Perfectly

Kinda Hamaly | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Kinda Hamaly

With an instrument that looked like a needle, only much bigger, a seemingly endless ball of yarn, and two hands that we thought must be enchanted for all the precision and elegance of their movements, she knitted the most beautiful clothes, scarfs and bags.

Stop-Motion Short Explores Life At 'Woolly Bush' Nudist Colony

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts

If you love knitting, naughty puns, meticulously executed stop-motion animation and the glorious freedom of running through the British countryside wi...

Why This Millennial Has Old-Fashioned Hobbies

Paige Ballard | Posted 06.24.2016 | 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 05.08.2016 | 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 05.18.2016 | 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 05.02.2016 | 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.