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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10 knit baby gifts

I attended a lovely baby shower last weekend, and was super excited to watch the biggest cheers go all the handmade baby gifts.  This was definitely a crafty group of ladies, and they made everything from stunningly simple blankets to …

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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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parkland hospital warm up americaParkland Hospital in Dallas is the public hospital for Dallas County, which means they deliver a lot of babies in a lot of different circumstances.

They’re teaming up with Warm Up, America to try to fulfill a great — and …

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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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loveknitting design competitionBritish knitting company LoveKnitting is one of the sponsors behind a knitting competition looking for new design talent. Would-be designers are asked to design a garment for men or women and send the pattern, along with at least two pictures, …

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knit darling needle gauge chartI’m really interested in this bit of knitting geekery from Knit Darling, which is about knitting needle materials and how different needles — even those labeled as being the same size — can give you different gauge results.

She …

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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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knit microbesThe Glasgow City of Science is attempting to break a world record with a hygiene lesson later this month, but they need some help from knitters in order to do so.

The plan is to involve primary school students across …

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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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mattress stitchI love how my email swallows things. I had been saving a tutorial on mattress stitch from Tinking Turtle to share in my post on seaming during the finishing series, but I forgot about it/lost it in my email for …

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gauge swatchesI don’t know if you know that I’m a pretty big proponent of swatching, but I am. I understand the need to get to know a yarn before you use it, enjoy the time playing with a stitch pattern or …

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blocking knittingI will admit that I don’t always block all of my knitting projects, so I’m still impressed at how much better things look when I do.

Blocking is a really helpful step in finishing if you’re going to be sewing …

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