Things We Love This Week - #1

Welcome to the very first "Things We Love This Week"! 

When you work in a creative environment - whether as a designer, a maker, a shopowner, a happy LYS employee - you are constantly surrounded by gorgeous products and ideas.  Our minds are almost always racing thinking about new classes, yarns we are itching to knit or crochet, fiber we just have to spin, and projects we are dying to start.  The main reason we work in this wonderful industry is not just because WE love all things fiber-y, but because we want YOU to love them and be just as excited as we are.  Despite all of our speed-knitting efforts, we can't make every single item that we want to share with you.  Enter "Things We Love This Week".  This feature is a weekly collection of what is inspiring us at this very moment.  This might include color schemes, projects that we want to drop everything to begin, yarns we're loving, or people who are keeping our creative spark lit.  This is a little peek inside our brains.  We hope that it inspires you.

Top Left: "Fair Isle Skirt" by Mary Jane Mucklestone (@maryjane on Ravelry), photo by MJMucklestone

Kelsey's pick for the week is knit skirts!  Skirts like this have been popping up everywhere this season and we love it.  This particular pattern is one of our favorites (we're seeing it in Noro!), but there are loads of skirt options available.  Paired with some leggings and boots, a knit skirt will keep you stylishly toasty this fall.

Top Right:  "Triyang" by Lee Meredith (@leethalknits on Ravelry), photo by Lee Meredith

Lee Meredith has been one of Anneliese's favorite designers for a long time.  Her patterns always include unique constructions, interesting techniques, amazing ways to play with color, and the ability to use any weight of yarn.  One of her most recent patterns, Triyang, is a modular shawl that has our minds filled with edgy color combos and luscious yarn possibilities.  It's high on the queue and only a short matter of time before Anneliese casts on for this one!

Bottom: Autumn Leaves Palette, photo by Gina Thomason

The leaves are starting to turn gorgeous shades of yellows, oranges, and reds!  Gina snapped this photo several years ago and has been inspired by the colors and the texture of the water droplets ever since.  She was even more excited when we pulled this palette of amazing colors from it.  Just look at those tones of pinks, reds, neutrals, and greens! 

 

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 "Show Off" Ravelry thread.

Posted on October 9, 2015 .