When growing up, knitting seemed like something only your grandmother did. But now it’s something you see people doing all the time. This week’s Guest Pass had WCCO’s Matt Brickman learning a lot more about the art of knitting as he visited 3 Kittens Needle Arts in Mendota Heights.
Everyone dreams of turning their hobby into a job, but not many people get to do it or are brave enough to. But one young lady took a leap of faith and turned her knitting hobby into a thriving business. Her name is Jessie McShane, founder of Wool and Whiskey. In Minnesota, we fight the cold any way we can. A hot drink, a blaze in the fireplace — or maybe some wool and some whiskey?
I am envious of those who can make their own clothes, accessories, décor and gifts. We all know people like this — those who can cut out and sew their own skirts, hats, bags and more; darn the holes in well-worn and loved sweaters and scarves.
A group of Maple Grove grandmothers is taking the expression “labor of love” to heart. The grandmas are hand-knitting custom hats for every newborn.
As an avid knitter and knitting instructor, nothing calms my nerves more than getting lost in a yarn shop. If you knit, crochet or just enjoy being blown away by color and texture, check out some of these great knitting shops around the Twin cities and one definitely worth the drive, in Buffalo, MN.
An 83-year-old great-grandma is using knitting to spreading her love to babies all over Minnesota.