Wishing everyone a happy, healthy Thanksgiving holiday! Stay warm, eat well, and love those you are thankful for!
Suuuuuuuch a cute idea!
This one’s for all you bookworms out there—or maybe also for those who just love adorable knitwear! Audry Nicklin (of the blog Bear Ears) presents ten literature-inspired knit patterns including socks, gloves, shawls, scarves, a toboggan, and one amazing hoodie. She calls this clever collection “Lit Knits”, and you can have them, too!
I would love to make the entire lot of them and give them away as Christmas gifts to my nieces and nephews. Scroll through the slideshow below to check out pieces inspired by The Secret Garden, Robin Hood, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, and more.
What book-inspired pieces would you come up with? We’d love to hear!
You can order either a physical or digital version of Lit Knits here.
Check out these adorable knitted wigs by London photographer Louise Walker!
Mainly a commercial photographer, but also an incredible knitter, Louise calls these lovely pastel portraits “Wooly Head”, and each one of the wigs/photos represents a different era in hair history.
Anyone who draws from the past is an inspiration! Especially when they are talented knitting beasts!
Happy Shetland Wool Week!
These days, there aren’t many places on earth left where wool has been continuously grown, processed, knitted, and sold for centuries. But one place where this is still the case is Shetland, Scotland.
In Shetland, they really, really know their stuff when it comes to wool and knitting. Famous for their world-class natural fibers, the knitters of Shetland are responsible for maintaining their highly-regarded reputation.
One way they keep focus on themselves as world-class master knitters is by holding the Shetland Wool Week festivities, now in its fourth year. Shetland Wool Week is a celebration of sheep, textile industries, and farming communities which showcases extensive line-ups that will thrill knitters and spinners.
Events include a drop-in knitting/spinning/wheel clinic, an open weave studio, an open knitwear studio, a “make your own teddy bear” workshop, wool sorting and grading demos, color knitting demos, dyeing workshops, a Shetland knitting exhibition, a knitwear shop and factory tour, an intro to tablet weaving, spinning for beginners, and much more.
Who wants to buy us a trip to Scotland??? Ha! No, but seriously, we wish everyone involved and attending the celebration to have a great time learning. observing, and getting to know each other!
For more information on Shetland Wool Week, go here.
Chic-a was founded in 2007 by Joanna Reyes. Born out of an idea to create something practical, yet fun and colorful for knitting and crochet projects, Joanna designed and crafted the Quick Draw Project Bag. Responding to immediate popularity, Joanna continued to develop products to meet the growing demand, and out of this, Chic-a was born.
After 10 wonderful years in business and meeting countless amazing people who have helped make this venture possible, the Chic-a offices are closing their doors. Our products will no longer be manufactured, but you can still find some in retail stores. Click here to find one near you.
If you have any questions about Chic-a, please contact Chicaknitting@gmail.com