You know those origins that are almost too fantastic to be true? Well, Hudson + West's - our latest yarn and pattern addition to the webshop - one is right there with the best of them. Sloane Rosenthal and Meghan Babin, H+W's co-founders, first came up with the idea of a designer-driven, knitter-focused, 100% US-made yarn company at Rhinebeck, one of the biggest sheep and wool festivals on the planet. On a napkin.
In just two days it's officially Socktober! Are you as excited as we are? As we were getting ready for this joyous time of year, I came across a post I had written back in July 2019 when we were running our Summer Sock KAL; Our Love For Natural Sock Yarn (And How To Care For It!).
Over the years, our love of socks and natural sock yarn has continued to grow, so I thought this was the perfect time to update that original blog post and talk about why we love natural sock yarn!
Here at Making Stories, we LOVE our test knitters! It's no secret that they are essential to the success of the magazine, and for getting every single pattern as close to perfect as possible by the time you are casting on your new project. They're wildly talented, unbelievably patient, and one of the highlights of creating our magazine! Today, we want to give a big shout-out to them (and our awesome Test Knitting Maestro, Jess!), and share a few of our tester's projects with you. This is just the tip of a very woolly iceberg, so brace yourself, you're about to get inspired!
Issue 8 is here, which means we have brand new yarns and kits in the webshop! For every new issue of Making Stores Magazine, we take so much time and care selecting the yarns that we pair with the gorgeous designs that will appear on the pages. But how do we choose which yarns we stock in the Wool Cave, and which patterns get turned into kits?
Hello friends! I sent out the following lines as a newsletter this week, and wanted to put them on the blog as well. They explain our recent launch of the Making Stories Collective, and I felt it was important that they not only live in said email, but also here, on the blog.
Hanna Lisa x
I haven't been that nervous to send out a launch email in a long, long time. You see, what I'm about to share is pretty personal (yes, even for me), and it comes with its own package of feelings - shame, relief, pride, fear.