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Knitting is secret to longevity, claims Australia's oldest person

Knitting is secret to longevity, claims Australia's oldest person (iStockphoto)

Australia's oldest resident has claimed that knitting is one of the secrets to living a long life.

Jane Gray, who was originally born in Angus, Scotland, reached 111 this week and celebrated her milestone in Sydney, STV reports.

Ms Gray is currently the 63rd oldest person in the world, although s... read more

Woman turns knitting talent into hats for needy children

Woman turns knitting talent into hats for needy children

A woman in the US has turned her love of knitting into hundreds of hats for needy children.

Dorothy Freeman, an 81-year-old from Florence, Cincinnati, has handed in 348 woolly hats to Hop Ministries, Cincinnati.com reported.

This is the result of Ms Freeman's passion for both knitting and ensur... read more

Knitters inundated with requests for beardos this winter

Knitting marathon unites Cambridge community

November was all about moustaches but as December comes around, it seems that a beard will be topping most men’s wishlists. However, these may not be made from facial hair but from yarn.

According to one knitter from Hillsboro in the US, she has been inundated with requests for beardos, a knit-h... read more

Knitted gingerbread house unveiled in Newbury

Knitted gingerbread house unveiled in Newbury

Gingerbread houses have become somewhat of a Christmas staple but knitters have now given a fun new twist to the classic confectionary showpiece.

A knitted gingerbread house has gone on display in the Old Chapel Textile Centre in Newbury's Greenham Business Park, the Basingstoke Gazette reported... read more

Louth residents to begin therapeutic knitting

Dallas yarn bombers decorate historic space

A new scheme to be trialled in early 2013 is encouraging people to feel the therapeutic benefits of knitting.

East Lindsey District Council, in association with the Trinity Centre in Louth, is asking residents to pick up some yarn and join a series of group sessions to improve their mental wellb... read more

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