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?
I am in full vacation mode. This is the most relaxing trip I've taken in years. My family and I are spending lots of time at the pool, lots of time at the beach, lots of time taking meandering bicycle rides from town to town. I'm also doing my fair share of knitting - because… Continue reading Travel Stitching
Despite that I've been seemingly knitting more slowly lately, I feel like I've been a very productive knitter and have had some marvelous revelations that I felt the need to share. If you're in and out of the shop, you may know that I recently completed a shop sample, the Mitchell poncho made of Shibui's… Continue reading A Tale of Two Sweaters and some other knitting notes