Cables are my first knitting love. As an aspiring knitter I dreamed of creating cabled hats and scarves. One of my first knitting projects was a cabled baby blanket made for an expectant friend, and it was one of the first things I made that led to me being a confident knitter. Cables do… Continue reading Cable Love
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
In the last year or so, my Stephen West appreciation has been growing. It goes without saying that his patterns are remarkably creative. His public persona is loud and colorful and screams for attention, just like his designs. He seems to mix colors and fibers with reckless abandon. Especially working in fashion for years,… Continue reading Designer Crush: Stephen West
Something about warm weather makes my love of stripes emerge. I feel like I get in a striped mood around this time every year. They feel perfect for the beach, the boat and sitting anywhere near the water. There are a few striped projects that feel timeless to me: Heidi Kirrmaier’s Medano Beach… Continue reading Summer Stripes
With Mother's Day approaching, my husband is making extra overtures for me to take time for myself. My annual request is pretty simple: I'd love a block of uninterrupted hours just for knitting. Whether I'm doing selfish knitting, sample knitting or gift knitting, knitting is always something that is good for me. It's good for… Continue reading Why We Knit: Mother’s Day Edition
I was born with an appreciation for minimalism. As a child I would wait for weeks for Style with Elsa Klensch to highlight the Calvin Klein runway shows, or I'd rip out pages filled with Mies van der Rohe furniture from my grandmother's Architectural Digest to add to my vision board. As a knitter, I… Continue reading Color Craze
I'm pretty lucky: I love knitting, sharing my joy with others and working with splendid yarns. There's been a lot of lovely stuff coming into Wool & Grace lately. My exuberant sample knitting has a lot to do with my own selfish desire to play with these lovely fibers. Recently we received a heaping load… Continue reading What Can I Make With Squishy & Serenity?