ambivalentnoise asked:

Any suggestions on the best fiber and weight to use for hiking socks? It'd need to be durable, warm but not hot, and water & sweat resilient & I'm not sure what that would be. Maybe a wool/cotton blend?

I would suggest a bamboo blend, as it both a durable fibre and would allow your feet to breathe. I prefer my hiking socks to be fairly thick, so I would go for a aran/worsted weight, or possibly bulky. There are plenty of hiking sock patterns on ravelry, which would be a good place to look at other people’s projects and see what they used. Some of our followers may have some suggestions as well.

Hope this helps!

Hag & Crone

Introducing to you: Womenswear inspired by persistence and the wisdom of loss. Calf-length dresses and skirts, cardigans, and headwraps in simple shapes powerfully, silently, and unequivocally state preeminence. The H&C palette of black, blue-black, maroon-black, black-black, and stormy gray effectively dispels vapidity. 

Foundations are sturdy and comfortable. Stretchy, soft, and strong, they uphold integrity and contain depth. Slips have wide straps and half-slips have a hint of lace at the hem. All are available in the H&C colorways. Our special line of wool-cotton blend undershirts also come in white and ecru.

Black cotton knee-highs or heavy silk black stockings blend gracefully into low-heeled and sturdy—but shapely—sandals, loafers, or oxfords.

This is what’s left. Take it and preside. 

James’ face. These meme’s get me every time. In seriousness though, this is how I feel right now. I’m just itching to get started on my Bloomsbury sweater, but I don’t have the yarn I want. I would have ordered some by now, but I can’t decide on what kind. I think I’ve settled on a color. Well, it’s between white and light grey, so close enough to decided. But, I’m torn between fiber. Superwash wool, vegan friendly acrylic/cotton blend, wool/cotton blend, etc… I’ve got the yarn for Mae’s Kids Bloomsbury (it’s a fun, bright watermelon color), but to be honest, I wanted to start mine first. Selfish? Maybe. But, I’m plying it like this- she’s still growing, so I should wait a bit to see if she has a growth spurt, right?

Anyway, Happy Friday everyone!

Things fashion magazines say are MUST HAVES:


  • V-Neck Sweater
  • Short Sleeve Sweater
  • Flutter-Sleeve Sweater
  • Slouchy Zipper Sweater
  • Double-Breasted Sweater
  • Cable-Knit Sweater
  • Shawl-Collared Cable Knit Sweater
  • Cowl-Neck Logo Sweatshirt
  • Bright Sweatshirt
  • Off-The-Shoulder Sweatshirt
  • Collegiate Sweatshirt
  • Cropped Furry Vest
  • Oversize Furry Vest
  • Collared Furry Vest
  • Shrunken (so cropped and sleeveless) Furry Vest
  • Boxy Wool Vest
  • Leopard Cashmere Waistcoat (aka vest)
  • Striped Wool Cashmere Blend Vest
  • Cotton Short-Sleeved Cowl-Neck Sweater
  • Nordic Cashmere Turtleneck
  • Sweater Coat
  • Hooded Tunic (cotton outerwear)
  • Wool Chevron Pullover
  • Cropped Cardigan
  • Cardigan with Ribbon Tie-Close
  • Ruffled V-Neck Cardigan
  • Dolman-Sleeved Cashmere Sweater
  • Button Front Cashmere Turtleneck
  • Plaid Bomber Jacket
  • Canvas Band Jacket
  • Denim Band Jacket
  • Fleece Band Jacket
  • Knit Band Jacket


  • Piped Blazer


  • Flouncy Chiffon Skirt
  • Watercolor Print Skirt 
  • Floral Skirt
  • Square Patter Short Skirt
  • Flared Wool Skater Skirt
  • Wool Corset Skirt
  • Smocked Wool A-Line Skirt
  • Wool Drawstring Skirt


  • Wool Pants
  • Heathered (yarn flecked with various colors) Leggings
  • Vintage Ripped Jeans
  • Whiskers Ripped Jeans
  • Super Light Ripped Jeans
  • Faded Ripped Jeans


  • Fair Isle Dress
  • Pleated Dress
  • Dropwaist Dress
  • Empire-Waist Dress


  • Fur-Trimmed Wedge Boots
  • Cuffed Wedge Boots
  • Ankle-Tie Wedge Boots
  • Peep-Toe Wedge Boots


  • Pom-Pom Knit Gloves
  • Extra-Long Cashmere Gloves
  • Chunky Weave Scarf
  • Ombre Wrap Scarf
  • Ruffled Bag (metallic, multi-color, cobalt, eyelet)
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Ellie Goulding’s Isabel Marant Wool Blend Sweater and High Waisted White Denim Skirt

Ellie Goulding Instagrammed THIS photo.

Her sweater is the Isabel Marant Wool Blend Sweater.  Buy it HERE for $640.

Her skirt is the Isabel Marant High Waisted Stretch Cotton Denim Skirt.  Buy it HERE for $430.

10 Easy Pieces: Color-Blocked Rugs

How to instantly add life to a staid space? Consider laying some new groundwork. Of late, rug designers have been on a color-block bender; here are our favorite results at a range of price points.

Above: The Yeah Rug from Magasin Mae, designer Mae Engelgeer’s online shop, is made in Nepal of hand-knotted wool. Inspired by Berger and Boucherouite carpets, it’s intended for use as a rug or wall hanging; €2,100 ($2,327). See more in Artful Textiles from a Dutch Colorist.

Above: Wool Tapete Grande Gris Naranja from Lagos del Mundo are woven on pedal looms in the Mexican state of Queretaro; the 5.5-by-7.8-foot size is $423.31. 

Above: Blu Dot’s 6-by-9-foot Charlie Modern Rug, a cotton- and wool-blend dhurrie, is $499.

Above: The Assembly Home Complex Colorblock Printed Rug from Urban Outfitters is made of cotton and measures 5-by-7-feet; $99.

Above: Scholten & Baijing's Colour Carpets by Hay Denmark are made of New Zealand wool and come in six colorways; $1,399 CAD ($1,074.29 USD) from the Modern Store of Canada.

Above: Madeline Weinrib’s cotton Ocean Denim Carpet is part of a collection inspired by Japanese textiles (see The Japanese Art of Sashiko Stitching). It comes in three sizes, starting at 6-by-9 for $1,250.  

Above: Finnish company Woodnotes’ Squareplay Carpet is made of woven paper yarn. Go to Woodnotes for details.

Above: The 9-by-12-foot cotton Code Rug is $599 from CB2.

Above: The 8-by-10 Littlebox Rug is made in Turkey of wool felt $3,280 from Peace Industry of SF. Other color combinations and pattern variations available. Read about the company’s felting process here.

Above: Ferm Living's Kelim Rug Squares, woven in India of 80 percent wool, 20 percent cotton yarn, is €168 ($186). The large, shown here, measures approximately 4.5 by 6.5 feet.

Still looking? Go to 7 Handwoven Rugs in Pretty Pastels and see hundreds of rugs in situ in our Photo Gallery. On Gardenista, have a look at Carpets in Outdoor Spaces.

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