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Asheville: The Paris of the South

Findery | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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...

Sean's Gift: Finding Hope In Unexpected Ways After the Loss of My Son

Marie LaPersonerie | Posted 07.14.2013 | Good News
Marie LaPersonerie

Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child, which is why I never would have guessed that allowing my son's organs to be donated, and thus, letting him live on through the lives of total strangers, would provide the comfort to get through my toughest days.

What My Mother Failed to Teach Me

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Lita Smith-Mines

Needles were useless in my hands back then, but now, they are a connection to my mother that will never unravel.

Eddie Redmayne Was Doing WHAT Before Les Mis?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 03.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

He and Ryan Gossling have more than being hot in common.

LOOK: Well This Is A 'Die Hard' Fan

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 01.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Guess how many weeks--and stitches--this took her.

Ryan Gosling Reveals An Unlikely New Talent

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Now we know he is perfect.

Amazing Gift Ideas That Will Rock Their World

CJ Arabia | Posted 02.19.2013 | Style
CJ Arabia

I'm going to give you some amazing gift ideas that I can personally vouch for because I actually own each of these items! These items are perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthays, anniversaries or just about any other gift giving occasion you can think of. Check it out!

Fiber Arts Shine As Public Art

Hilary Harkness | Posted 02.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Hilary Harkness

Making things out of yarn used to be the realm of grannies, but fiber arts have evolved in the past few decades into a cutting-edge discipline.

Republicans Are Not Bird Killers

Mara Menachem | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Mara Menachem

It has been said your own children teach you the greatest lessons. I agree. My sons teach me something new daily. In fact, my son Neal attempted to...

40 Is Not the New Anything

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I want my age to be my age. I've never been here before and I want to see what it's all about.

Magical Crocheted Sea Jellies

Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

Few natural creatures have the ethereal grace of sea jellies, which float with weightless ease and an otherworldly glow. Those gelatinous bells that b...

Knitting Olympics Incurs The Wrath Of That Other Olympics

Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Call it extreme trademark protection. For decades, McDonald's waged a legal battle against a family restaurant in Illinois called McDonald's Famil...