As the rain goes so does my pattern queue. It’s been a long wet season in the Pacific Northwest and I have added many projects to my list, especially as my skills grow. A “problem” many of us can relate to, I’m sure, no matter what the weather.
Here at Knit Picks, we’re starting a series of helpful new video knitting tutorials specifically intended to provide immediate gratification of your knitting instructional needs with direct, no frills tutorials called KP Quicks.
Are you ready for spring? I certainly am! After our especially cold, rainy winter in the Pacific Northwest, I’m ready to shed my heavy wool sweaters and wear some lighter, brighter garments that match the beautiful blooming flowers and trees starting to appear. Which is why I’m so excited about Flourish, our new spring collection that is filled with lacy tees, lightweight cardigans, and bold colors. I want to introduce you to a few of my favorite pieces- things I can’t wait to cast on for!Read more »
Wondering how the Knit Picks staff is faring with their New Year’s Resolutions now that a quarter of the year has passed? I was too, since, statistically speaking those with remaining New Years Resolutions, like myself, have less than a 50% percent chance of completing them. ACK! But I’m a glass-half-full type, so I’m confident there is still time. Let’s see how the others have progressed since our last check in.
Move over, bleach and ammonia – a new cleaning superhero is in town! May I introduce essential oils, nature’s affordable, eco-friendly, and just as effective (if not more) alternative to store bought cleaners.
For the last year, we’ve been featuring a free dishcloth pattern every week, so I thought it would be fun to explore natural cleaners to use with your dishcloths. Not only are conventional cleaners expensive, they can also be hazardous to your health and the environment. Using essential oils to create your own cleaning spray is safe for your family’s health and phenomenal at eradicating salmonella, e.coli, MRSA, pneumonia and a slew of other insidious little nasties (source). This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc.
Let’s get started!Read more »