"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."- Leonardo da Vinci



I recently realized that I have been blogging for over 4 years! Already! Four years of coming here and sharing bits and parts of me, and it feels like so much has happened.

To be honest, I have been feeling the need for a new look. I will always have a soft spot my for original concept, for the original name, but I’ve felt that I’ve outgrown it.

The search for a new name has not been easy. Trying to find something that accurately expresses what this space is all about, has been confusing. It forced me to really wonder, what do I want to talk about and share with my readers? Knitting of course, but ultimately more than that. I have shared a lot more than just knitting projects here, I’ve talked about other interests, worries, longings, plans, my kids, family, our travels. And it will continue along the same lines. So what name would capture all of this? 

What name could capture my love of knitting and wool, and my wandering thoughts, wondering about life, experiences, lessons. And then it hit me, it’s actually quite simple. 

My blog is about “Wool & Wonder”

It has a nice ring to it does it not?

I wanted this new name to also reflect a new aesthetic. I find that in the last years my tastes have really matured. Does that  mean that I am finally maturing? Hm.... possibly, but the bottom line is that I am more confident when it comes to my taste. And I had a very clear idea of what I wanted the new look to be. Clean, bright, modern with a touch of whimsy.

My friend Tara, who is an extremely talented gal, offered to design my new logo. I have to say, it was a great experience, I had a lot of fun working on a concept with her and it was really exciting seeing it all come together. I am extremely pleased with the end result. It feels very…me.

From now on you will find me at 

Wool & Wonder

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Style A Knit - Svalbard

I bet by now you thought this project, my tiny step towards a more handmade wardrobe, had been scrapped. Well, I am here to tell you that it is finished. Just in time for sweater weather, which, yes, has been here for a while, but I am only now getting around to admitting it to myself. The only good thing about low temperatures is the need to wear knits. Preferably all layered, and topped off with a cardigan like Svalbard.

I am so proud of this project. It has been a huge learning experience, one that I am happy to say I have mastered without too much pain. I love a project that stretches your limits, that teaches and challenges. It has shown me that I can knit more complicated patterns then I thought. The yarn turned out to be a great choice for the project. It has wonderful drape and makes for this lovely cushiony fabric. It is difficult to describe, but I believe it turned out the way it was supposed to. I am looking forward to reaching for this cardigan over and over again in the winter.

Other things I am looking forward to this winter? Cuddles under blankets, sipping hot cocoa, reading books, and planning our summer vacation.

And on a completely unrelated note, I have some exciting blog news to share next time around! Stay tuned 


Happy Feet

2015 ended in a family cold, that dragged on for weeks. We are just now recovered, and it feels like we completely missed out on the holidays. We huddled and cuddled under blankets, moving from couch to bed, and  looking for cozy spots. I stayed away from blogging because I could honestly not string a coherent sentence together.

Now I am back, recovered, and ready to talk. 

Winter days, which are certainly here now, can only be survived by wearing warm, cozy knits. I am one of those people that are perpetually cold, my feet are always frozen. What I realized I needed, is a pair of wool slippers, just like the ones my grandma used to make. And being confined to the house for a few weeks, I had plenty of time to research and find a pattern that greatly resembles the slippers I remember from childhood.

I used the simple house slippers pattern by Temple of knit. It’s such a simple, straight-forward pattern, just the way I like it. I cannot repeat it enough, simple lines and great construction are what I admire the most in a pattern. It’s an almost comforting knit. I made a pair for everyone. And bonus….this is the kind of knit you can model while sick. I did not even have to move from the couch to take the photos.

We are all better now, and sporting a new pair of slippers, clearly, things can only go up from here, right? Just think of what I can accomplish with warm feet!