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Inappropriately obsessed with wool sweaters.


Too warm for a wool sweater?  I think not.

It’s May in the mountains, the weather is warming up, many spring flowers have come and gone, trees have put out their shockingly green leaves, and yet… I am still inappropriately obsessed with wool sweaters.

Spring shot at the Penland School of Crafts

Since our production for fall happens all through the summer, we will be working with sweaters even in the hot months, so I guess it’s natural that I would be consumed by sweaters a little bit… but I’m talking about something deeper. For me, thinking about sweaters doesn’t stop when I leave work: I’m currently knitting one sweater, I just got some new yarn in the mail, and I have three sweater knitting projects in the wings that might get done for fall if I knit diligently through the summer.

A good wool sweater is like a puppy! (You have to take care of it.)

I feel a pang of regret when I think about packing away my sweaters for the summer, though I know it’s all worth it when next fall comes and I can greet them like old friends. Speaking of which, heres a link to a great little article, How to Clean and Care for a Wool Sweater, from Real Simple with tips to help give your sweaters a proper send off until next fall.

They recommend you use a de-piller called a Gleener, but I also highly recommend the sweater stone, which you can get a sample of for free!

And, if you love the Cool Sweater print by Jaques Maes above as much as I do, you can get your own through society6.com.

May 15, 2013 by Grace Gouin
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