“I am lovin’ this box of light. I do open one per day …. just to prolong the joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” – a happy customer responds after we heard that some customers opened all 31 of their surprises in one sitting Frequently Asked Questions Box of Light Box of Light contains […]
Our goal at String Theory is to change the world. It all started when my brother was killed on 9/11. That was when I discovered that knitting could be so much more than making a toy for my kids or a hat to keep them warm. Before 9/11, knitting was a guilty pleasure, a creative […]
Manos del Uruguay – a Fair Trade organization String Theory has sold yarn from Manos del Uruguay since we opened 15 years ago. We love their mission and their colors and their yarn. So when Manos asked me if we’d like to help them host a booth at Stitches Midwest, I said “YES!”. I said […]
Lascaux is a worsted weight yarn that combines 25% Manx Loaghtan wool with 75% Punta Arenas. Manx Loaghtan is a rare sheep breed, originating in Iron Age on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. Their wool is a deep brown with a beautiful luster. These sheep were almost extinct at the beginning of the […]
Stacked Stitch Magic in Handspun Hope by Ann Weaver I first saw Xandy Peters’s design Hands Entwined at Vogue Knitting Live NYC, and I bought three skeins of Handspun Hope wool to accompany the skein I already had from String Theory to make it. I had to wait a few weeks while Xandy finalized the pattern, […]
Does anyone else look forward to 7 hour car trips as 7 hours of knitting time? If I’m flying, I don’t mind getting to the airport early or long layovers. It is just more time to knit. It is a thrill to dig into a project, watching it grow before your eyes, knowing that nothing will interrupt your flow.
Sometimes, though, it doesn’t go according to plan. Sometimes I start to think that something might not be quite right, but I soldier on anyway. Because when I have the choice of knitting the wrong thing or not knitting at all, I usually choose knitting the wrong thing. And then I rip.
Here is how to avoid that folly.
Travel knitting disasters, I’ve had my share. I boarded the plane, removed my project from my carry on and strapped myself in, prepared for take off. As the plane gathered speed on the runway, I contentedly knit, I purled. As the plane inclined for take off, my yarn ball rolled off my lap and under […]
The first thing I do before every trip is plan out my knitting. We’ve talked before about how your trip deserves a new project, not the one that you are bored with. I know a lot of people that take the project that they just can’t get themselves to finish at home. I’ve done this […]
We started the Mystery Knitalong (KAL) years ago, thinking people might like it. But the reason we continue year after year after year, is because people LOVE it. I think I know why. The average person signs up, thinking “oh, this might be fun…” Or they like the kit. Or their friend talks them into it. […]
I love knitting sweaters, but they seem to languish for months while my attention is distracted by the instant gratification of hats and mittens and socks and shawls. So, when Marie Greene launched her 4 day Knitalong a couple of years ago, I seriously doubted that it could be done. I really couldn’t imagine […]