Merino Wool: No Finer Feeling

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When I heard about Woolmark’s Merino Wool Campaign, I was really excited because merino wool is my favorite fiber to work with! It is wonderfully soft and smooth, and even better, it’s all-natural. There’s a stereotype that wool/knitted garments are stiff and itchy, but trust me, merino wool is nothing like that! :)

Whenever I start a new project, picking out the perfect yarn is an important step. Especially when I’m working on a larger project that will require weeks or months of commitment, I want to be knitting with a yarn that I love! Of course, the tactile experience is very important when picking out a yarn, so at my local yarn store, I’m often caressing different yarns or rubbing them on my wrist to see how they feel. The softest yarns that I’ve felt are usually composed of some merino wool and my favorite yarn (Malabrigo Worsted) is 100% pure merino wool- absolutely delish!

For my etsy shop, I think it’s important to offer not only quality workmanship, but also quality fibers, which is why the majority of my projects are made from natural fibers like merino wool and alpaca. Not only do I enjoy working with these yarns, I also get a good feeling knowing that my customer is getting the best possible product I can make :)

my gray soft knit bow headband in 100% merino wool

I’m not the only one who’s a fan of merino wool! Many designers (for example, Giorgio Armani) use merino wool in their fashion collections and they are inspired by its delicate, soft texture and versatility.

Woolmark has put together a great campaign to demonstrate that merino wool is a very fashionable material: check out the video below and you can learn even more on their website!

Merino. No Finer Feeling

I love when fashion and knitting combine like this! Check your tags and tell me if you’re wearing some merino wool right now! :)

For the other knitters out there, tell me: What are some of your favorite fibers to use?

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post; however, I only recommend products and services that I like and believe that my readers will like as well. All thoughts and opinions in this post are entirely my own.

On Nnenna’s Needles #26: Legwarmers

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Remember this feature? I’m bringing it back for 2012!  When the order for these legwarmers came in, I was super excited for my very first custom order!  It was a really great experience working with my customer and making these legwarmers for her nieces for Christmas.  Being your typical little girls, they all wanted the legwarmers to be pink!  Working with two different shades of pink, I tried to make each set of legwarmers slightly different so that each little girl could have their own unique set.  I just heard back that the girls really loved their legwarmers, which just made me squeal with delight! :)

If you would like to place a custom order, please don’t hesitate to contact me on Etsy or here on the blog!  As you can see, I would love to create something special and unique for you :)  I’m also hoping to list a few new items in the shop before the end of the month, so keep checking there too!

Etsy Shop Update: New Colors and Headbands and Cowls, Oh My!

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Over the weekend, I updated my etsy shop with a few new styles!  These items are in limited stock, so if you like what you see you should snatch it up! :)  As always, I’d love to work with you on a custom order (for example, if you’d like something in a different color), so don’t hesitate to contact me!

Soft Knit Bow Headband- Pink

Soft Knit Bow Headband- Black

Turban Style Chunky Knit Headband- Cream

Cozy Chunky Knit Cabled Cowl- Red

Cozy Chunky Knit Cabled Cowl- Mustard

Etsy Shop Update: New Colors!

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Here are some of the latest listings in my etsy shop!  Oh, and say hello to my new hair- a dedicated hair-only post is coming later! =)

Soft Knit Bow Headband- Brown

Knit Bow Clip- Pink

Knit Bow Set of 3

Knit Bow Headband- Gray

If you purchase one of my items, I’d love to have you send me a picture so I can feature you on my blog! =) Also, if there’s something you’d like me to knit for you but you don’t see it in the shop, don’t hesitate to contact me- I’d be happy to discuss a custom order with you.  I’m hoping to have some cowls and/or scarves in the shop next month, so stay tuned!