Last week the new collection of Shibui patterns were released, as was their brand new yarn Vine. The new Shibui collection is small, modern and refined. Shibui has made it their business to give us extraordinary fibers and to put together patterns that let these beautiful yarns speak for themselves. These patterns are no different. … Continue reading Let’s Love Shibui for Spring
Lately I’m seeing tons of knitting for little ones. Since we’re approaching that time of year that seems perfect for babies, I thought it was about time to offer up some new and different baby projects. Since there are a wealth of absolutely adorable baby patterns out there, I decided to add to the… Continue reading Knitting For Wee Ones
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