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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 11.13.2015 | 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 10.18.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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. B...

Needles, Not Knives, to Treat Sports Injuries and Degeneration

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.26.2015 | 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...

71-Year-Old Woman Shot In The Leg While Knitting Inside Her Home

AP | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.11.2015 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a 71-year-old woman was wounded while knitting inside her home on the city's North Side. Police spokesw...

Creativity Through Destruction

Kristin Jones | Posted 07.28.2015 | 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 07.27.2015 | 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 coun...

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

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 | 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

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.