If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram it’s pretty obvious that my days for the past 4 weeks have been consumed with recovering from delivering Lennox, feeding Lennox, and trying to find sleep so I can do more than those first 2 things. I’ve finally found a way to get more than a couple hours sleep each day, so that means I’m dying to get back to being more productive. I feel the need to make and create, and it’s been driving me crazy to not be able to do either.
The solution to that problem was delivered in box to my door last week. Inside was a fun package from Wool and the Gang.
Wool and the Gang wanted to find a way to produce unique, quality made fashions without compromising their ideals or integrity.
“So Wool and the Gang was born — pioneering fashion production that's made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as a viable means of production for generations to come.” – Wool and the Gang Our Story
Since most of my day is still spent feeding the little munchkin, I have a lot of time where I’m sitting with idle hands. And my hands feel like I could totally be multitasking during those feeding sessions. Knitting may just be a perfect solution for the times I want to make and create yet can’t because I’m busy keeping our littlest one happy and well fed.
“KNITTING HAS A TON OF BENEFITS FOR YOU. THE RESULT?
- Reduced stress and anxiety levels. Just what the doctor ordered.
- Improved dexterity as you give your hands and mind a work out at the same time.
- You'll unleash your creativity and you'll soon be glowing with pride once you've finished.
- Your memory will improve. (Some even say it can reduce chances of dementia.)
- You'll be able to meet new peeps, knitters are everywhere!” – Wool and the Gang Our Story
I love that Wool and the Gang knows how awesome knitting is. But they forgot to mention that knitting just looks cool. The whole time you’re making something with long, sharp knitting needles and you know no one wants to mess with you while you’re holding them, right? Who wouldn’t want to take up a new hobby that makes you look like a bad ass?
I love the whole idea behind Wool and the Gangs fashions and products, and the fact that they’re so environmentally friendly too.
“OUR MATERIALS ARE SOURCED WITH CONSIDERATION SO AS TO REDUCE IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT. HERE'S SOME OF THE WAYS WE DO THIS…
- Wool (surprise!) is our favorite yarn. It's natural, renewable and biodegradable.
- We work with fashion factories to repurpose their fashion waste into new yarns to reduce landfill.
- We're always on the lookout for new innovative materials that help to reduce environmental impact.” –Wool and the Gang Our Story
Wool and the Gang has a variety of men, women, and kids fashions (that come packaged together with the pattern and yarn) so you can create on your own, or you can have The Gang make it for you.
I chose to dive in and make my own, and selected their Hang 10 Booties from their Baby Knits. Aren’t they adorable? I can’t wait to make them and try them on Lennox. And hopefully when he’s older, he’ll appreciate having something like these as a keepsake, knowing that I made them for him.
If you know someone who loves to knit maybe the Wool and the Gang site would be perfect to introduce to them. Or maybe you could stop by and pick out something as equally awesome as them and have it sent to their door. You can check out the Wool and the Gang site, or find them on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST, & INSTAGRAM.
Disclosure: I was provided with product from Wool and the Gang, but no other compensation was received. All opinions in the post are my own.