I'm searching for some "you can make that" inspiration out there in the world and it hasn't been coming to me. I'm not seeing any novel or remarkable sweaters out there. I am seeing lots of great classic shapes in beautiful colors and fibers. These are sweater silhouettes that come back year after year, pieces… Continue reading Knit This Wardrobe Staple: the Long Cardigan
I spent the last week in a fog, inexplicably lethargic and napping daily. My natural inclination was to wrap myself up in something cozy and fall asleep. Since I was too tired to knit, I day-dreamed about knitting up large shawls - and as I did so I kept stumbling upon patterns by Sylvia McFadden. … Continue reading Wrapping Up in Sale Yarn, McFadden-Style
I took a trip to our local shopping mecca (the Short Hills Mall) this week in hopes of becoming super-inspired for a “you can make that” blog. I wasn’t, but fall merchandise in the stores made me start thinking about transitional dressing and picking pieces that could straddle seasons with ease. Meanwhile, I just completed… Continue reading Knit It Now, Wear It Anytime
I love yarn so much. I treat it like it’s a little kitten or puppy, and when it arrives to Wool & Grace I try to imagine its best life. I imagine it growing up to be a sweater or a scarf. Maybe it will be something for a wonderful husband or a beloved grandchild. … Continue reading Clear the Cubbies, Part 2
Babies abound in our circles these days! Patty and Carrie have been busy knitting up baby projects like crazy - especially baby sweaters. As a knitter, there’s something satisfying about knitting up a tiny and adorable sweater. It goes faster than a blanket. Depending on where you are in your knitting journey, you may… Continue reading Oh Baby!
It’s sale time at Wool & Grace! We have to clear the cubbies to make space for new Fall inventory. While we’re super excited about what’s to come, we’re saying good-bye to many really wonderful yarns. It’s hard not to experience a bit of knitter’s panic right now. It has little to do with the… Continue reading Clearing the Cubbies, Part 1
I’ve been having one of those summers where everything is going wrong… between the pets and the house I’ve been doing damage control since June 10. I’m fortunate that I’ve been able to take the time to address it all and until today it’s been pretty manageable. But add in that feeling like I’ve… Continue reading The Kindness of Cashmere