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!
This week’s blog really comes to you courtesy of Alex, who gave me a big hunk of meaty content. Alex is a prolific blanket knitter and she reminded me that this is actually Blanket Knitting Season. (It’s a real thing!). It’s the perfect time of year for blanket knitting. Keep your lap warm while you… Continue reading Tips for Blanket Knitting Season
A couple of weeks ago my Tuesday knitting class had a conversation about the idea that perfection (especially in our knitting) is overrated. One of our more confident knitters chimed in, saying “it’s like that wabi sabi thing - the Japanese art of imperfection.” Linda (my confident knitter) went on to explain that this Japanese… Continue reading Wabi Sabi Knitting
We have some new yarns at Wool & Grace that have a bit of sparkle. While we are the first to admit that we’re not a sparkly store, it’s nice to bring in a little sheen, a little bit of metallic and a little sparkle in small, subtle amounts. Plus, when winter sets in a… Continue reading Shiny Happy Knitting To Keep You Warm