wool and the gang

“when the bold branches bid farewell to rainbow leaves – welcome wool sweaters.”


can i tell you a secret?

i am probably the world’s worst knitter. seriously.

but that hasn’t stopped my passionate love affair with knitwear. oh, sweaters! you keep me warm every day of the year in my chilly city by the bay. you are my cherry on top of every ensemble. and nothing makes me happier than when winter rolls around, so i can paint the town in my favorite chunky knit pieces.

but a little voice in my head has been trying to convince me to try knitting again, despite my multiple failed attempts. i’ve been gifted my fair share of knitting books and i have enough yarn to keep a small village warm!

and this year, i was just about to dismiss this idea again when i came across the most marvelous shop….


wool and the gang. yes, it is the most awesome brand name i’ve ever heard. and, for yours truly, it is the most awesome idea for a knitwear company! an intimate collective of knitters who sell kits, feature how-to demos and even sell their wonderful peruvian yarn! and the best part? if you love knitwear, but “are too lazy to knit,” they have their own stunning collection of pieces to purchase.Β 
i think i’ve gone to sweater heaven.
here are a few of my favorite wool and the gang pieces this season. tops, vests, accessories galore…and their baby collection? it makes my heart melt.
{stripey coco mariniere in peruvian pima cotton}
{oh! baby set in sugar baby alpaca}
{lula hoop in crazy sexy wool}
{snood dogg in crazy sexy wool}

now it’s your turn, friends! what’s your favorite sweater this season? and for my knitting aficionados – send any words of wisdom my way!

here’s to staying warm and fuzzy.
xo,
s
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    FASHION ICE
    11/04/2010 at 4:38 am

    love it, wish i could knit!
    come follow xo

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    Miss ED
    10/29/2010 at 6:13 am

    I myself am not tooo awful a knitter, though I was definitely moving too fast for my own good and got myself all knotted up. I suggest just looking at it as a relaxing exercise and maybe just knitting to knit and not to produce a wearable piece just yet. Thus far, I’ve only made a quarter of a scarf, lol… My favorite piece from W&tG is definitely lil joe, so cute!

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    Emma
    10/27/2010 at 9:30 pm

    I love knit as well, it’s keeping me so warm here in london! That store looks amazing. Even if it wasn’t, the name alone is awesome.

    Emma
    TheSidewalkIsMyRunway

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    Vanessa
    10/27/2010 at 6:41 pm

    I have long lamented the fact that I am a horrible knitter and sewer. I want so much to be good! Because, God, do I ever love knitwear.

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    Blah Blah Becky
    10/27/2010 at 5:09 pm

    I’d LOVE to be able to knit and several family members have tried to teach me. I’m just terrible. And I don’t have the patience!

    http://www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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    Das What She Said
    10/27/2010 at 4:31 pm

    I love, love, love knitted snuggly stuff too and that shop looks like fun! I can’t knit, for spit. LOL

    http://daswhatshesaid.blogspot.com

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    Jen
    10/27/2010 at 4:19 pm

    How darling! I love the name and the cute products. I really like the vest in the first photo.

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    la petite coquine
    10/27/2010 at 4:18 pm

    How charming, how wooly, how chic! I have always been a sweater person (a whole trunk full of ’em is proof positive of my addiction), but I am a miserable knitter. I have one 3″ square I accomplished as a kid before I messed up, threw a temper tantrum and abandoned the practice altogether!

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