The holidays are generally characterized by selflessness. It's a time when we're able to think about others, appreciate the role they have in our lives, and meaningfully express our gratitude to them. Whether that involves the holiday hustle for gifts, cookies and decor or time spent giving back to our communities, we're usually quite… Continue reading Selfish Knitting Begins!
Sweater weather has officially arrived, and you can imagine that we are rejoicing at its return at Wool & Grace. As we take out some of favorite hand-knits and get them ready to wear, we’re also enjoying some new samples at the shop - ones that we’re really excited to share with our community of… Continue reading Sweater Weather
We don’t carry very much Lana Grossa yarn at Wool & Grace, but when a couple new arrivals came in for fall, we all stepped back for a moment to go “ooooh” and “aaaah.” Fusione and Mary’s Tweed are two new yarns from this line. Both yarns come in a rich, autumnal color palette and… Continue reading Lana Grossa Love
It sometimes feels like it’s my professional obligation to peruse Ravelry. I’m constantly amazed by the abundance of creativity out there, by people churning out patterns steadily and beautifully. I take note, mark favorites and occasionally add to my queue. On a week like this week, when I’m struggling for blog inspiration, I thought I’d… Continue reading Newbies and Freebies on Ravelry
Hats seem to be the answer to all sorts of knitting questions and problems. For example: Q: I wound up this yarn and decided not to use it for that project. What should I do with it? A: Knit a hat with it! Q: I need to make a gift and I don’t have much… Continue reading Knit A Hat
If you read this blog, it's likely that you are a fiber lover and that you appreciate the lengths people (like yourself) go to to manipulate string, thread and yarn to create something amazing. With that in spirit, I hope you check out some wonderful happenings taking place in Summit right now. Most pressing, the… Continue reading Yarn and Painted Threads
I just had my first foray into mosaic knitting, and for one, I can’t believe it had taken me this long. This method of color-work knitting has been around forever, but it was truly mastered in the1960’s by Barbara Walker. In the last handful of years there’s been a huge resurgence of mosaic knitting, and… Continue reading Mosaic For All