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Spanish women knit blankets of love for Syria's displaced

Madrid - Working at home or huddled together in cafés, women of all ages across Spain have furiously knitted hundreds of blankets to send to war-torn Syria before cold weather begins following an online appeal for help.

Australian artist introduces us to 'vaginal knitting'

Casey Jenkins, an Australian artist, will be spending a few weeks knitting with wool placed inside her vagina. She even uses the material when it is soaked with her menstrual blood.

Norway's 'slow-TV': Next 100 hours of chess with Magnus Carlsen

Due to the success they have had with recent "slow-TV" epics like a 12-hour prime-time show of a burning fireplace and a solid 13-hours of shearing and knitting, Norway's NRK broadcaster has come up with its next slow epic.

Five-hour 'slow TV' knitting show to air in Norway

Earlier in the year, Norway offered a 12-hour, prime-time show on local TV of a burning fireplace. Now they have gone one stage further, and will be offering an evening-long program featuring a group of eight people knitting. What could be more cosy?

Busy Hands, Open Heart Special

New York - Talent coordinator of The Daily Show by day, knitting maven by night, Beth Shorr runs her own successful Etsy store that’s filled with original designs. The California native began knitting as a way of keeping her hands busy.

Sharing the warmth with knitting in Nova Scotia Special

Truro - An 89-year-old Nova Scotia woman is often busy helping others through knitting, creating many items which are then passed along to those in need.

Study: Knitting may delay memory loss

Mayo Clinic researchers say reading a book, making a quilt or playing computer games delays the onset of dementia by a good margin.

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Pink knitting in front of pink sweatshirt.
Pink knitting in front of pink sweatshirt.