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How White Noise Can Help You and Your Baby Sleep Better

Sleep. It’s desired by mothers everywhere, yet fought by infants to the nth degree. We joke, almost hysterically, as we navigate our new world with …

Pregnancy

9 Delightful Knitting Patterns You Should Try Right Now

Cast on, and on, and on...<p>You're now a member of the coziest, kindest cult in existence.<p>First order of business: if you haven't already, sign up for an account on Ravelry. It's a social network, pattern database, and all-around home for people who dig yarn, and you'll only be able to access some of …

The 'feel-better' sweater my mother knitted 60 years ago is still a source of comfort

When I put the sweater on, I am reminded that I was, and am, loved; but also, because it is an adult-sized sweater, I know that I am a grown-up, capable and in charge of myself. The work that went into the sweater, the hours my mother spent knitting it, remind me of the work she put into raising me …

The 104-Year-Old Street Artist Who Yarn-Bombed Her Town

Grace Brett might be the oldest living street artist in the world. The 104-year-old grandmother of six is a member of a knitting club known as the …

How to Convert Knitting Stitch Patterns Like a Pro | Interweave

Pick an appropriate stitch pattern.<br>Some patterns are easy to convert from rows to rounds; some can be mind-bendingly difficult. Before you get your …

Knitting Tip: Working with Dangly Stitch Markers

Why Hands-On Activities Are So Important (Plus a Few to Try at Maker Faire)

I’ve been to many Maker Faires. Not only is it part of my job (one of the best parts!), I actually attended them long before I was an employee of <i>Make:</i>. During the trip to my first Maker Faire (I believe it was Kansas City), I had no idea how much I would love it. I had been to more craft fairs, …

Weekend Reading: Famous Knitters + The Woman Who Started Cosplay

Why do we find it so intriguing when famous people have hobbies just like us? After seeing this picture of Katherine Hepburn knitting on set, I found …

Tin Can Knits Pop! Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

<b>Tin Can Knits Pop! Blanket Knitting Pattern</b><p>Self-striping yarn creates the Pops! of color in this whimsical blanket knitting project. The colorful …

All we are saying, is give lace a chance!

How to Price Your Handmade Items for Sale - Small Business Trends

If you’re thinking about opening your own handmade shop, there are so many different things to consider. It’s not all about just having fun making …

Tejido Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

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Knit & Crochet Pillow Free Pattern

The Truth About Creative Teams

An interview with <b>Leigh Thompson</b>, professor at Kellogg School of Management and author of <i>Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. Today, I’m talking with Leigh Thompson, professor at …

Finding Shelter in a Shame Storm (and Avoiding the Flying Debris)

<i>Finally! A guide to surviving. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of</i> Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, …

Dr. Brené Brown: Why Guilt Is Better Than Shame

Shame and vulnerability researcher Dr. Brené Brown says shame is highly correlated with addiction, depression, eating disorders, violence, bullying …

8 Reasons You're Still Mad

You've learned to meditate. You write in your gratitude journal. Your day was asteroid-free. So why can't you stop seething about the grocery bag …