Knitting is a Form of Meditation

Medknitation Anyone!   In the latest issue of Knitscene Fall 2018 is a brief editorial entitled “Medknitation”. I chuckled to hear this, not because it’s silly but because knitting is a mindful activity or one form of meditation. Meditation and mindfulness are practices gaining much attention, for their health benefits. I have been happily knitting…

Weekly Fave! A Turtleneck for a Coastal Getaway

Tensile is a light weight, airy turtleneck, knit in an eyelet pattern. It’s made with Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft yarn, in a muted grey. Loft is a bouncy woolen spun, fingering weight yarn, a great choice for a summer layering piece. A beach worthy turtleneck!

The Alarming Practice of Destroying Unsold Fashion Goods

Recently, I was enlightened, or rather shocked to find out that unsold luxury and high-end designer goods, and even less expensive goods are burned, or destroyed and tossed into landfills. Chanel and Louis Vuitton are two of many companies cited as burning unsold merchandise. I must admit I hadn’t put thought to what happens to…

Weekly Fave! A Gingham Cardi

Wool and the Gang has a New Gingham Collection.  Available as an intermediate kit, the Penny Cardigan has a retro vibe, knit in a large gingham pattern with Pima cotton. Picnic anyone! Wool and the Gang kits contain the usual suspects, yarn and instructions, but for many of their knit projects they also include wood knitting…

Weekly Fave! Hand Knit Obi Belt

  The two Obi belt projects above are from Vogue Knitting Magazine Holiday 2017. I needed a belt for my dress, and I finally chose design #10 from this issue. Vogue’s offers a unique take on a traditional Japanese accessory, knitting an Obi belt. Knit belts are a quick and easy project, and a great…

Weekly Fave! A DIY Summer Scarf

I needed to jazz up a favorite summer scarf because the original tassels were coming apart. I updated it by knitting two lace edgings in a Half Herringbone Faggot (Multiple of 3 stitches) the width of the scarf ends. This stitch pattern consists of repeating one row: *k1, yo, k2tog: rep from *; pretty simple….

A Sustainable Option – The Thrift Shop

Following the sustainability theme of my post Polyester Rant II, I came across Shift to Thrift by Fashion Revolution, a discussion on how to thrift shop and reach the goals of quality, versatility, and sustainable clothing purchases. In my post, I neglected to mention this option of buying quality fashion in thrift stores. Quality and…