This past week one of our knitters reached out with a special request: her son is getting married and she hopes to make a wedding shawl for her future daughter-in-law. While this is a very specific request, I couldn’t help but think of the versatility of it, and the fact that it’s seasonably appropriate. You… Continue reading Wrapping Up Spring
I love blog feedback, and I’m always curious to hear what readers would like to hear about. So, when a customer came in recently and said that she always likes hat suggestions, I listened. I have boundless enthusiasm for hats: wearing them, knitting them and talking about them. My current hairstyle involves putting on… Continue reading There’s Always Time for a Hat
A few weeks ago I alluded to Akari in a previous blog. We had just received this beautiful new yarn from Noro, and I was desperate to make a blarf with it. Well, I did. Here are some of my observations and thoughts when working with this wonderful yarn. Sometimes I get this feeling when… Continue reading What Can I Make with Akari?
Laine has set a high bar for knitting mags. I’ve written before that it’s really more than just a knitting magazine - it’s a quarterly published tome that exalts the work of those who make things by hand. For me, I find myself unable to dive into praise when looking at other knitting mags or… Continue reading In La La Land with Laine
Last week Akari arrived to Wool & Grace. This is a brand-new yarn from Noro. It comes in ginormously round skeins - 526 yards or so - of beautiful and soft, worsted-weight yarn. It is a blend of cotton, silk and mohair - plus a few other materials that make it easy to work with.… Continue reading Behold the Blarf
During a recent polar freeze, an intrepid Wool & Grace knitter came in for help. One of my former Thursday students, I recalled that she’d made herself a Her Sweater from Loopy Mango the previous winter, and I told her that I was feeling jealous and wanting one of my own. She nodded in agreement… Continue reading Get Loopy
It's no secret that all of us at Wool & Grace love love LOVE Katia's Cotton Merino yarn. It's a heavenly soft blend of cotton (giving it a sturdy core) and merino wool (which is ultra soft and wraps around the yarns cotton core like a halo of wooly loveliness). We've made a Better Than… Continue reading Two New Things to Make with Katia’s Cotton Merino