With Mother's Day approaching, my husband is making extra overtures for me to take time for myself. My annual request is pretty simple: I'd love a block of uninterrupted hours just for knitting. Whether I'm doing selfish knitting, sample knitting or gift knitting, knitting is always something that is good for me. It's good for… Continue reading Why We Knit: Mother’s Day Edition
I am in full vacation mode. This is the most relaxing trip I've taken in years. My family and I are spending lots of time at the pool, lots of time at the beach, lots of time taking meandering bicycle rides from town to town. I'm also doing my fair share of knitting - because… Continue reading Travel Stitching
Despite that I've been seemingly knitting more slowly lately, I feel like I've been a very productive knitter and have had some marvelous revelations that I felt the need to share. If you're in and out of the shop, you may know that I recently completed a shop sample, the Mitchell poncho made of Shibui's… Continue reading A Tale of Two Sweaters and some other knitting notes
Last week’s blog alluded to a potential KAL featuring Shellie Anderson’s new pattern Linea. It’s definitely happening, and our official cast-on day will be Saturday April 27 at 1pm! If you’d like to join us from afar, please check out our Ravelry group to tune in, post progress and weigh in on your own Linea… Continue reading Linea Knit-Along!
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?
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
The holidays are behind us. New Years resolutions are set. It’s time to take care of ourselves. It’s time for some selfish knitting. This whole idea of self knitting is one that I’m very comfortable with. As a knitter I always have been. If you read this blog regularly, you know that I really… Continue reading Start Some Selfish Knitting