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A Portrait of Grandma’s Hands

A Portrait of Grandma’s Hands
My grandma’s hands were tough and small with deep, dark brown life lines. Many of my memories of grandma are from the ways she used her hands: to garden, to cook for the family, to shoo off the dogs, to tell a story, to fill out crossword puzzles, and to knit.

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Graphic Elements

Graphic Elements
BT's Marketing Coordinator Allison shares some helpful tips and tricks gleaned from her experience knitting the Graphic Elements pullover from Tamy Gore out of Dapple's organic cotton + merino blend. Spoiler alert: she loved it!

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On Tenderness and Knitting

On Tenderness and Knitting

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about tenderness. Tenderness in actions and words and relationships – but also how in making by hand we infuse so much tenderness and intention into the things we make. This has felt particularly crucial in the midst of a pandemic and compounding disasters and injustices – when everything feels overwhelming and we must do our best not to become hardened and desensitized, to remember to be tender and gentle with ourselves and those around us as we muddle through. Jenny Holzer’s Truism “It is in your self-interest to find a way to be very...

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LYS Reflections: Wool & Honey

LYS Reflections: Wool & Honey

We remember exactly where we were when we first read about Jared Flood releasing his brand new yarn line Brooklyn Tweed into the world. Sitting in front of our office computer with a cup of coffee, we opened Clara Parkes' October 7th, 2010 installment of the Knitter's Review, and were simply blown away. This was Shelter's unveiling — its birth day — and until that very instant, we didn't know that the knitting world had been missing its cornerstone.    In 2010, beautiful yarn was having a moment. There were gorgeous, indie handpaints that, between high demand, low output, clunky...

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Happy 10th Anniversary Brooklyn Tweed!

Happy 10th Anniversary Brooklyn Tweed!

As a long time customer and friend of the team, I thought I’d share a few of my own personal BT moments from your first decade to highlight how the company you’ve created has become such a source of creative joy. I was lucky to find Jared Flood and his blog back before Brooklyn Tweed became a company and a calling. I remember beautifully lit photography, artful swatches, simply styled compositions, subtle texture and most of all, passion for the craft of knitting and the beauty it creates. Jared’s obvious passion helped spur my own. And, knitting his Cobblestone Sweater...

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