Jane Palmer of Monkton, Vt., was arrested after refusing to leave the Vermont Gas Systems headquarters in South Burlington on Wednesday. She and four other women were knitting in protest of a planned pipeline. Taylor Dobbs/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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Ingrid Eunson sits at the spinning wheel in her home in the small town of Brae in Scotland's remote Shetland Islands. She knits yarn that she spins and dyes herself, traditions that her ancestors practiced for generations. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life

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Yarn. It's good for you. Michael Brandy/AP hide caption

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Lynn Zwerling talks with Michel Martin

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