At Wool & Grace I’m always in awe of the incredible needlepoint stockings that come through our doors, either as gorgeous new hand-painted needlepoint canvases or fully stitched and finished pieces ready for their lifetime of gift giving. In my family we had a different tradition, with my grandmother hand-knitting stockings for all of my… Continue reading Stocking Stitching
A couple weeks ago I blogged about the Wool People 13 collection of patterns from Brooklyn Tweed, and wrapped that up by discussing Bract a swingy pullover work a colorwork yoke. While I’m almost ready to cast on for this project, I got it in my brain that I wanted to tweak my stranded colorwork technique. … Continue reading Fair Isle Fanatic
I’m sliding into summer feeling super relaxed. I’m shifting into low gear and looking forward to slowing down for a couple months. My kids are still young, and we’re not doing as much camp as in previous years. I’m looking forward to more time with them, flying by the seat of our pants, and… Continue reading Summer Knitting 2019
Last week I talked about selfish knitting, something I fully endorse. This week the universe is telling me to think about knitting selflessly. First there was my daughter’s teacher who asked another knitter in a big group conversation to make she and her daughter a hat (matching… adorable). When the other knitter explained… Continue reading Knit Selflessly
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
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
A plethora of beautiful new projects have been sprouting up around Ravelry in the past 72 hours. They all tend to be small to medium projects that look like they could be completed before Christmas gift-giving, and they all happen to be made using yarns that I just adore. In the middle of a big… Continue reading New Projects on Ravelry – Perfect for Holiday Time!