Snow was falling in the Comox Valley this morning (which is quite unusual for late February in our area) so Matt and I have been wearing lots of cosy wool. I’m embracing the winter weather by knitting and trying my hand at needle felting for the first time since both activities are great for dark evenings by the fire. This is what our house looked like a couple of weeks ago…
Isn’t that amazing?! (Think in the context of my location of course…some of you in Quebec or Ottawa or especially the east coast of Canada might think nothing of this!). On days like that, we simply couldn’t get enough wooly layers on to our bodies!
Anyhow, whether you are warming yourself by a fire or nearing the end of a hot summer, you can still enjoy my cosy vibes by taking advantage of my wintery discount code: Our entire knitting section is 15% off in the Thread Theory shop! Use the discount code: WINTERKNITTING
The code is for this weekend only, it expires on Monday.
We have a great selection of 100% wool yarn in stock and some classic menswear knitting patterns by British designer Erika Knight. I’ve also just added a gorgeous copper stitch marker set to the shop. They were crafted by James of Fire and Hammer Forgeworks right here in the Comox Valley! The five closed stitch markers are made from recycled copper and come threaded on to a hammered copper stitch holder.
Aren’t they stunning?
While many of you have a passion for sewing (and obviously enjoy creating menswear), I don’t often hear talk of menswear knitting on the sewing blogs or Instagram accounts that I follow. Do you enjoy both knitting and sewing?
I’ve really been enjoying knitting as sort of a ‘complimentary skill set’ to sewing…I wouldn’t say that knitting is a passion of mine but it certainly helps me to pursue what is a true passion for me: DIY, living simply, and the creation of a lovingly handmade wardrobe for Matt and myself. We wear our knit toques daily and my freshly finished chunky wool sweater sits at my office chair so that it is always ready to warm me up.
Knitted garments are a staple in our cold season wardrobe. Take the toque above as an example. I knit this one for Matt last Winter and have found, ever since I finished his Dintex anorak, that he has been wearing the two pieces as a single outfit. If he is wearing his jacket I would bet anything that he is also wearing his toque! I tend to wear sewn and knit pieces as permanent outfits as well. Once I realise that a certain scarf and hat look nice with my winter coat, they are worn as one complete package for the whole season.
Since I love to make our garments and we wear knit sweaters, toques, gloves, and scarves all Fall, Winter and some of Spring, knitting has really become an essential skill for me! Sewing began as a hobby but I have started to learn knitting as a life skill.
How about you?
So tell me: How do you view knitting? Is it a passion, a complimentary skill or a hassle?
Shop all things wooly (don’t forget to use the discount code: WINTERKNITTING to receive 15% off our knitting supplies!) >