what i can't live without

What Sutton Foster Can’t Live Without

Photo: Michael Simon, StarTraks

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked actress and Broadway star Sutton Foster, who just debuted a new season of Younger, about the serum, markers, and sound machine she can’t live without.

My husband snores a little bit, so I started wearing ear plugs. They’re great. I’ve tried every brand and these are my favorite. Now, I use them when I fly because I’m not the best flyer, but I do better when I can’t hear all the engines and the noise. I just put them on and I’m good to go.

My first apartment was a block away from a fire station and a police department, so there were always sirens up and down our block. That’s when I first started using a sound machine. We also have a house outside the city, but it gets too quiet there, so I also needed a sound machine to create a consistent noise. The first time I ever got one was like 20 years ago. One of my first boyfriends had one and I was like, What is this? And then I became absolutely addicted to his so I just ended up buying my own. I can at least thank him for that. One good thing.

My aunt taught me how to knit when I was nine or ten, and then in my late teens, early twenties I actually taught myself how to crochet. It’s something that has always been a part of my life. But then with the birth of my daughter, I started making baby blankets and clothes. I even made some stuffed animals. She definitely inspired me to expand my repertoire of what I can make. I have a little bag full of all my crochet needles that travels with me everywhere. I never know when I’m going to grab some yarn and work on a project.

This is one of my favorite go-to yarns. They have amazing options. I just find myself always gravitating toward their products. It’s also a family-owned company that’s been around for over 100 years I feel like. All of the sweaters that I’ve been making for my daughter lately have been made out of Lion Brand yarn.