kntiting anxiety depressionIt seems like every few months there’s an article that gets a lot of notice about how great knitting and other crafts are for people’s health.

The latest one is from CNN. “This is your brain on knitting” opens by …

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former worlds fastest knitterGwen Matthewman, an 86-year-old knitter who once held two world records, has died, according to reports from the Pontefract and Castleford Express. 

Matthewman was once the fastest knitter in the world, at 111 stitches per minute (the current record …

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worlds longest scarfI came across another post about a knitting world record (hat tip to Vogue Knitting on both of these), this one about Norwegian knitter Helge Johansen, who has knit the world’s longest scarf. It’s almost 5 kilometers long (that’s …

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scarf knit while running marathonI’ve written before about David Babcock, the Kansas City marathoner who knits while he runs. Back in October he aimed to break the record for the longest scarf knit while running a marathon (who knew that was even a …

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penguin sweatersThe story has been all over the Internet the past few days. A story out of Australia said that the Penguin Foundation was putting out a call to knitters for wee sweaters for penguins.

It said they use the sweaters …

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ravelry catsRavelry recently reached the milestone of having 4 million registered users (congratulations to them!) and they released some fun information about those users and their habits to celebrate.

There’s lots to see here, but I love that Iceland has the …

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berroco amy cristoffersKnitwear designers Amy Christoffers is set to become the new design director at Berroco as Norah Gaughan prepares to leave the company after nearly nine years to pursue other interests.

According to a news release from the yarn company, Amy …

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hannah kearneyThere’s no question that knitters love the Olympics, if for no other reason than that they allow us to sit for hours in front of the television, knitting, in the name of patriotism. But knitting and the Games are connected …

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ottawa yarn bombingDid you see the pictures of the yarn bombing that happened last weekend in Ottawa? Someone (four someones, as it turns out, but we’ll get to that) made scarves to wrap around the necks of 14 statues in the …

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agnes knitting robotHave you seen Agnes? She’s a lifelike robot made by English artist and inventor Andy Noyes, made of silicone out of molds from a real person. She’s run by DC motors and spends her time operating a knitting loom, …

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team usa sweatersI told you a while back that the official team USA uniforms were being designed by Ralph Lauren and the sweaters and other garments the team will be wearing in the opening ceremony were completely made in America, including using …

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knitting reasonsAt some point in every knitter’s life, someone will ask them why they knit. Sometimes it’s asked nicely, by someone who wants to know why this passion was sparked in you.

But sometimes it’s asked by people who wonder why …

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kelpie brooklyn tweedWhile most of the country sits in the cold, longing for cozy knits to warm us up, Brooklyn Tweed and Quince & Co. have both delivered with excellent winter knits collections.

First up, BT Winter 14, a collection of …

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keppi yarn lion brandHave you seen Lion Brand Yarn’s latest creation, Keppi? I haven’t gotten a look at it in person yet, but it looks like a lot of fun.

This yarn is like a whole bunch of yarns of different textures …

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knitting stretchesI don’t expect to see essays about knitting (with nary an animated gif in them!) at Buzzfeed, but this lovely story from Alanna Okun changed my mind a little bit.

Called “Babies Vary and Knitting Stretches” (a line from Elizabeth …

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