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Online Knitting Community Receives Take Down Notice for 'Ravelympics'

<i>The website Ravelry has gotten a take-down request from the US Olympic Committee, which says that "Ravelympic" events "denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games."</i><p>Every two years around the Olympics, knitters around the world band together to push themselves beyond their comfortable knitting …

How shall we solve life's mysteries? 'With knitting and gardening, dear,' declared Miss Marple

"But Miss Marple, it's all an absolute mystery!"<p>"What is, my dear?"<p>"Politics, Miss Marple! The economy! Welfare, taxation, big government, small government, justice, injustice, the NHS, the City – all of it! It's all so complex and grubby and dark and depressing. Help us, Miss Marple!"<p>"Well, yes, …

How Knitting Behind Bars Transformed Maryland Convicts

In late 2009, Lynn Zwerling stood in front of 600 male prisoners at the Pre-Release Unit in Jessup, Maryland. “Who wants to knit?” she asked the …

Knitting

From DIY fashion statement to the ‘new yoga’ – why knitting is hot again

Knitting – once considered a necessary cost-saving domestic chore, a sign of sedentary dotage (something only for grannies) and an activity to keep women's hands busy lest their pretty heads entertain too many revolutionary thoughts – is casting off its cultural baggage.<p>These days, knitting has …

Not Your Grandma's Knitting: 20 Funky Yarn Bombs

While certain types of permanent graffiti can be a very beautiful addition to an otherwise bland space, much of the time it's unattractive and a pain …

Learn Knitting Yarn Over for Different Situations

01 of 05<p>Yarn Over Between Two Knits<p>Making a yarn over is a simple way to increase stitches. It makes a hole in the knitting and is popularly combined …

Project: how to knit a winter scarf

I was taught to knit by my father. As a young man, he would sit on his commuter train, travelling to college, knitting leg-warmers and little hats for my sister and me.<p>I like to imagine other new fathers today – as well as mothers, single girls, grannies and grandfathers – sitting on crowded …

Budweiser’s Tweet-Powered Knitting Bot Makes Holiday Sweaters for Designated Drivers

Bad news for grinches who still hate ugly holiday sweaters despite their newfound ironic popularity: Budweiser U.K. is adding some charm to the …

Welcome to the jungle: planning your Amazon adventure

The Amazon basin is a marvel of the world and the imagination, an ecosystem of unrivalled size and diversity, and a place of near mythical status among travellers. The Amazon River has more water than the next eight largest rivers combined, and is twice the area of India, and the basin spans eight …

Full Medical Coverage For Just $70 Per Month -- New Health Care Option For Residents Is One More Reason To Think About Retiring To Ecuador

The Ecuador government has made a decision that is very good news for would-be retirees overseas and one more reason this country is one of the best places in the world to think about settling in for retirement.<p>Ecuador's national health care plan, managed by the country's Social Security …

Más de las Galápagos, Exploring Ecuador's Quito & Guayaquil

What comes to mind when we think about Ecuador is often the famed Galápagos Islands, but the 18 islands that make up this Darwinian discovery and national park are only one piece of <b>Ecuador</b>. Recognized by <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> as 2013’s Best Destination, the country offers the Andes mountain …

Pull Gaspard pattern by Christine Rouvillé

The Argument for Wool in the Summer

<b>When things warm up,</b> most guys start reaching for cotton and linen suits. It just seems the move — something that we've come to understand is the right thing to do. And there's nothing wrong with that. But me, I employ a different tactic. I do something that, when I tell people about it, makes them …

Men's Fashion

Will a Sheep's Wool Grow Forever?

Take a moment to drink in the glory of Shrek the Sheep. Shrek really, really, really did not like getting his hair cut. So for six years, this New …

Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From? | Conservancy Talk

<i>Editor’s Note: This is the first post in our ongoing Farm to Closet series where we’re following the journey of a sheep’s wool from a sustainably</i> …

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Glerups Slippers

Referred to as "the indoor shoe," Glerups' line of super-soft slippers provides delightful comfort within a snug structure. Its 100% natural wool composition whisks moisture away while sustaining, maintaining and amplifying the natural heat your feet produce. There's enough flexibility to allow for …

Through the Woods... pattern by Kalurah Hudson

Pg 2, yardage added under supplies.<p>Pg 3, video link added for picking up and knitting from slipped stitches.<p>Pg 4, “twice” is added to the end of row …

Boardwalk pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier

MATERIALS<br>(725, 775, 825, 875) (950, 1000, 1100, 1200) yards of fingering weight wool yarn<br>(3, 3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft …

Fleur Bleue pattern by Christelle Nihoul

<b>Yarn</b><br>Lilou MCN Twist 400 y/366 m/100 g 410 (430-500-<br>590-660-730)m /450(470-550-645-720-800) yds color<br>Rose poudré<p><b>Notions</b><br>A 32 ‘’ (80 cm) US 4 (3.50 mm) …

10 U.S. Destinations You Should Visit In 2014

Planning a vacation in the US next year but aren't sure where to go? After all, it's a big place! For the fourth year running, our travel experts have scoured the States to make the decision a bit easier for you.<p>While Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 covers global must-sees, including Chicago …

World Wonders

Travel

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

Sunset in the Alps

The Corpse in the Canyon

Topanga Canyon [Photo courtesy USC Digital Archive]<p>On a beautiful mid-June day in 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Goozey of Northridge were out for a drive in …