Laine Magazine’s Issue 8 is here. It’s highly anticipated as usual. Customers have called ahead to reserve their copy. It’s absolutely gorgeous. (I wanted to avoid buying a copy this time, and I don’t know if that will happen!) The quality that strikes me most about this issues is that it is absolutely teeming with… Continue reading Texture Abounds in Laine 8
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
We have another Shibui Trunk Show at Wool & Grace - this one features all of the designs from the F/W 2017 collection - my favorite of all the collections Shibui has brought us. I’ve mentioned Tuva, a piece from this collection, in the blog a few times already in the past month or two… Continue reading Come See the Shibui Trunk Show
As far as knitwear designer crushes are concerned, I can’t help but liken Kate Davies to a high school sweetheart that has remained a good friend. She was a part of my knitting journey when my intense appreciation of knitting first took hold, and her Owlet sweater (made for my daughter) was of my first… Continue reading Designer Crush: Kate Davies
Many of you are probably aware that most of the Wool & Grace team took a trip down to Florida a couple weeks ago to celebrate the shop’s 5 year anniversary. It wasn’t all fun, readers! We did some work too! Of course, it didn’t feel like work to any of us, since we all… Continue reading Let’s Take Another Look At Knit One Crochet Too and that Magnolia Sweater
I decided to read the Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin simply because she is a knitter. I didn’t know anything about the book or anything about her besides her crafty hobby. She’s a knitter, I thought, so I’m sure I’ll appreciate her writing. I just finished the book, and the first comforting thought I… Continue reading This Book Has Nothing To Do With Knitting, Except It Does. Discuss.
An annual question around my house is “What would you like to do for your birthday/Mother’s Day?” Being eternally busy and a bit exhausted, I usually ask for a day of uninterrupted knitting or needlepoint. Really truly, I can imagine nothing more relaxing than a day of my favorite mindful, meditative activity. I feel centered… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day from Wool & Grace!