Things We Love This Week - #3

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Top Left: "Rhiannon Socks" by Cookie A (@cookie on Ravelry); photo: Cookie A

Top Right: "Talia" socks by Rachel Coopey (@coopknits on Ravelry); photo: Rachel Coopey

In true Wisconsin fashion, the fall weather has been alternating between gorgeously warm and terribly chilly.  Somehow those cold days seem to hit us like a ton of bricks and we find ourselves reaching for our woolen layers to stay cozy!  Kelsey has been dreaming of knee-high socks to keep her legs and feet warm.  Turning to two of our favorite sock designers for inspiration, we found the amazingly squishy cabled Rhiannon Socks by Cookie A and the gorgeously contrasting colorwork Talia socks by Rachel Coopey. 

Top Center: "Collared Spinnerin Stole"  (@spinnerin on Ravelry, available from Adorish Vintage); photo: Spinnerin

Gina recently finished spinning some "Leopard Frog" Coopworth/Silk roving from one of our favorite local fiber farms and found this lovely vintage design for a collared stole to knit with the finished yarn.  We love this interesting design and how the collar adds a bit of structure to the rectangular stole.

Bottom: Icelandic Sheep palette; photo: Jessica Becker (@riverwaters7 on Instagram)

Two good friends took a trip to Iceland recently (did you know they sell yarn in the grocery stores there?!?) and I was completely blown away by some of the photos they took!  Black sand beaches with pale blue glaciers, mossy mountains with waterfalls, and stretches of earthy countryside (populated by little sheep!) have all inspired me to start saving for a vacation! 

 

We'd love to see what's inspiring YOU this week!  Tag us on Instagram (@woolandcottonco or with #wococo and #TWLTW), share with us on Facebook, or post in our Ravelry group!

Posted on October 27, 2015 .