The Saga of The Sad Cowl

Some of you will remember my day long date, chronicled on my Instagram page @the_woolen_hook, with my Hunter-Gatherer husband. It was the Saturday before opening of deer season here in south Texas, and a stunningly beautiful day. The kind of day we here in Houston just simply cannot sit inside at home. Sunny, virtually no…

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Made In The U.S.A.

I am a huge Anglophile. Give me a British movie, television show, wool, accent…anything and I am in love. During the yarn shop years, many British brands were my favorites – Rowan, Louisa Harding, Debbie Bliss, and then there are all the amazing designers. I love the aesthetic, the muted colors, I just love everything.…

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Mimi’s Slippers

One of the things I loved about owning a yarn shop was hearing about hand made traditions. A grandmother, mother or mother-in-law had made something for her family and the person telling the story wanted to revive this tradition. Without a doubt the two most common items made and given were slippers and dishcloths. It…

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Technique Tuesday

In looking through a very old stitch dictionary I found some amazing samples of woven crochet. You can tell that this book has been so very well loved since the 1970’s. It is still one of my go to references as it has some interesting things that are not always found in modern books. The…

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