Knitting your Secrets Did you have a secret language with your friends when you were younger, or write notes in invisible ink or mirror writing? Do you want to feel that way again sometimes? Well, now you can by using your knitting to hide information and keep it away from prying eyes. While the… Continue reading The Purl Code
Long time no blog, knitters! Margot here, and in case you were wondering why I haven’t blogged since December, it’s because I’m opening a store in downtown Summit VERY SOON and that has kept me busy lately. I’m having a ton of fun on this new, big project, but it’s also kept me from… Continue reading Two Color Fun
The holidays are generally characterized by selflessness. It's a time when we're able to think about others, appreciate the role they have in our lives, and meaningfully express our gratitude to them. Whether that involves the holiday hustle for gifts, cookies and decor or time spent giving back to our communities, we're usually quite… Continue reading Selfish Knitting Begins!
I had to run around the city the other day and it was so cold that my teeth chattered as I very swiftly walked down the street. I can barely stand to go outside as I run from my car to my errands. I'm sitting on my sofa writing this wearing a sweatshirt AND a… Continue reading Balaclavas Are My New Favorite Cold Weather Accessory
Back in June, Brooklyn Tweed released Wool People 13, it's collection of designs for their yarns from independent designers. This collection received a hugely positive reception among knitters and little yarn stores like us. If you recall from my blog post in June, I was also totally obsessed with this collection. I had planned to… Continue reading We’re All Over this Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show
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
Most of us fiber enthusiasts have knitted gifts on the mind as we roll into the holidays. We touched on hats a few weeks ago, and I’ve been thinking about scarves and cowls a lot lately. There are so many standard projects that are big time people players that we can always count on as… Continue reading Gift Knitting: Scarves & Cowls