We’re back from our long, snowy holiday weekend, which was filled with family, friends and enough food for weeks’ worth of leftovers. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too.
Our friends at J.Crew, who just received a lovely write up in The New York Times Magazine’s “Site To Be Seen” column, just put out their Best of the Best gift guide. We were happy to see that our blankets and throws, a selection of which are available through J.Crew as well as our website, made the cut. Check out the rest of their gift guide here.
Knitters look forward to winter not just for the cold weather, so perfect for knitting and bundling up, but because it provides ample opportunities to knit gifts for friends and loved ones. Here are a few of our picks for holiday knit gifts from the 2011 Swans Island pattern collection. With the exception of the Mark Island Scarf, each pattern takes one to two skeins and are quick and easy projects.
Our good friend Charlotte Wilder sat down with our creative director, Susan Williams, to talk about Swans Island‘s recent collaboration with Levi’s. The collaboration was for Levi’s Made Here series, a project that puts the spotlight on hand-made goods, crafts and apparel made right here in America. You can check out Charlotte’s write-up about the Levi’s-Swans Island collaboration on her blog, The Wilder Things. And check out all the goods from Levi’s Made Here collection at its boutique on 131 Newbury Street in Boston. A big thank you to Charlotte, a talented Boston-based photographer who graduated from Colby College last year. Her article aptly captures not just the unique quality of the Swans Island collection, but also the special mystique of Maine.