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
The conversations and comments have been popping up so frequently, throughout the holidays and into the new year, that it’s hard to not mention how knitting (and craft in general) can be an important activity to support one’s mental well being. We have one prolific knitter (a fellow sweater knitting enthusiast) who’s been knitting… Continue reading Knitting for Mental Health
Every now and then I get fixated on a project that is so darn lovely that I think every knitter should make it. My last strong feeling was making the Better Than Basic Pullover last summer, and the feeling has hit again. A couple of weeks ago we met with Antonia Shankland, one of… Continue reading Every Knitter’s Next Project and A Knitting Resolution for 2019
I decided to take a look at the projects I completed in 2018 a week or two ago… and I was shocked. I finished 18 sweaters this year. Even by my own speedy standards that seemed outrageous. Knitting is, first and foremost, a mental health project for me. So what did my 18 sweaters… Continue reading My Year in Knitting
If you read this blog regularly, I think you know that I love the idea of taking something that you see out in the world and trying to create it yourself. By virtue of living in this country, we are very fortunate. I think that most people who read this blog have most of… Continue reading When A Trip to Bloomingdales Leads to Inspiration and Creation