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We literally cannot begin to cope with how ADORABLE this guy is.

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Sam Barsky is an artistic knitter (yep, it's a thing) who creates jumpers that focus on famous places. 

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After Sam creates one of his glorious jumpers, he visits the place it features, and takes a photo of himself. 

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A simple concept, yet it has stolen the hearts of basically the entire Internet. 

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Sam has knitted and visited Times Square, the golden gate bride, and many more tourism hotspots in recent years. 

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Rock and roll Sammy, keep doing your thang! 

 

 

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Meet Meredith Parmalee, who is going to run the New York City Marathon.

Not only is she going to do that, she is going to have the added task of knitting while she runs 42.2 kilometres. Knitting with her fingers, that is.We're all for living a healthy lifestyle, but this particular task just seems completely bizarre.

Woman’s Health caught up with the ambitious runner to see what she had to say about her cray-cray fitness pursuits.

As it turns out, Meredith is practically a marathon guru – anyone who has completed more than 10 successive kilometres is a goddess in our eyes. After completing three half-marathons she was interning with an organisation in Spain. 

We Are Knitters was trying to find a new promotional angle, and Meredith suggested ‘finger-kintting’ while running a marathon as she had seen some craft aficionados do before.

How does one even begin to attempt such a challenge?

“I watched some YouTube tutorials and taught myself. Then, I started walking around the block while finger knitting and eventually went on a run with my yarn.” 

She admits that it took her a while before she got the hang of things, but eventually knitting and running began to feel natural. Sort of:

“It gets really sweaty, so I don't think anyone wants it. After a couple of runs, I have to use new yarn because it gets really gross.” 

Delightful, but all for a good cause of course. One the strangest parts of her story has to be the reaction she gets, which is that nobody has ever really bothered to enquire as to what on earth she was up to.

“I got a lot of weird stares at first, but no one ever asked me what I was doing or why I was doing it. That made it more awkward because I wanted to explain myself.” 

In case you were wondering, she expects the scarf from NYC marathon day to be 7 metres long. Blanket scarf fans, get excited. 

You can watch the full interview with Meredith here

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If you're sick of sitting in front of Netflix every night after work or listlessly flicking through week-old magazines, then you may be in need of a hobby!

With the weather becoming more miserable by the second, we're not going to suggest you take up rollerblading or pole dancing, but why not give one of these five a go?

Yes, they're a bit nerdy, but so what? They're also fun and useful; everything you could want from a hobby you can do from the couch, right?

Knitting
It used be the reserve of our grandmothers, but knitting has taken on a whole new lease of life in recent years! You need look no further than Instagram accounts and Facebook posts to see how many people are proud to boast that the snood they’re rocking is handmade or that their niece is currently sporting the cutest cardigan known to man, all courtesy of their talented auntie or uncle.

Girls, there’s no greater feeling than being complimented on something YOU MADE YOURSELF!

Scrapbooking
Many girls are hoarders; we have boxes FULL of old photos, cards, and random scribblings from our school days stashed around our rooms, but how often do we sit down and go through them? How much easier would it be to stroll down memory lane if all your souvenirs and mementos were in scrapbooks?

Take your time with this hobby, going through years of memorabilia is a mammoth task, but let’s face it, your 2002 Westlife ticket deserves your time and attention!

Photo albums
Like scrapbooking, this deserves time and should be enjoyed! Remember before our lives went digital, we used to get our photos developed? Well, if you’re anything like us you have piles of photos in drawers around your room that need a proper home.

Treat yourself to some lovely albums and take the time to chronicle the photos that meant so much to you once upon a time! How much nicer is it to flip through an album than click on the next shot?

Crosswords
Again, normally the reserve of our parents or grandparents, but there’s a lot to be said for taking twenty minutes every day to challenge yourself. You don’t have to fish around the apartment for a newspaper, simply download a crossword app and get answering!

There’s no feeling quite like filling in that last white box and knowing that you, in no uncertain terms, are a GENIUS.

Decoupage
This is a seriously fun hobby which guarantees a lot of satisfaction. Yes, it sounds like a little bizarre, but all it involves is gluing images of your choice on an object and covering them in layers of glue until you’ve transformed a dull object into something you would proudly display around your place.

Grab an old shoe box, decide on a theme, entirely cover the box with these pictures, cover in layers of PVC glue and voila! Storage boxes that are as cute as anything you’d find in the shops!

Give it a go, ladies, you never know, you could discover knitting is one of your secret talents!

 

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