The week's good news: February 7, 2019

It wasn't all bad!

Jonah Larson.
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1. There's nothing this 11-year-old crocheting prodigy can't make

When Jonah Larson was 5 years old, he taught himself how to crochet by watching YouTube tutorials, and now, six years later, he's built his own crocheting empire. The 11-year-old from La Crosse, Wisconsin, has his own business, Jonah's Hands; he takes orders from customers and also sells one-of-a-kind wares online. In videos he posts to his popular Instagram account, Jonah makes it look easy, his fingers flying as he crochets his latest beautiful creation. "When I see my crochet work when it's done, it blows my mind to know that I, an 11-year-old with a tiny hook and a ball of yarn, made this amazing afghan, scarf, cowl, you name it," he told NPR. With his profits, Jonah buys more yarn, does some investing, and also gives money to organizations that are important to him; he was adopted from an Ethiopian orphanage, and often sends it crocheted items and donations.

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