Category Archives: Pets

Free Cats and Yarn Wallpaper

We've had so much fun with our cat-themed collection, 9 Lives, that we thought we would offer a freebie wallpaper download to keep the cat love going! I created an illustration of two cats tangled up in yarn - the orange cat is not too happy about it, but the gray cat is having a great time.

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Behind the Scenes for 9 Lives

You guys. Have you seen the new 9 Lives pattern collection?! Our latest pattern collection, is a celebration of cats and the people who love them. You guys. Have you seen the new 9 Lives pattern collection?! Our latest pattern collection, is a celebration of cats and the people who love them. The planning meeting was so much fun and you should have heard the chorus of "squees!" in the office every time received progress photos from the test knitters. Today, I'm bringing you some behind the scenes photos from our shoot at the wonderful local kitty cafe, Purringtons Cat Lounge!

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Brair Rose: A Home Collection by Knit Picks - KnitPicks.com
Briar Rose: A Home Collection

With spring right around the corner, our new Briar Rose collection brings a cozy pastel palette to chase away the last of those winter blues!  Today we'll show you some more behind-the-scenes photos of these dreamy knits, just in case you needed that last little nudge to cast on one (or two!) of these sweet little projects.

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Snuggle Express

Today was a good day.  We received a visit from the Snuggle Express! A few weeks ago, I spotted a program that the Oregon Humane Society was doing this holiday season - for a donation to OHS, offices could receive a visit from some adoptable puppies & kittens for some snuggle time! I was so excited and got it all set up for our office - and we received a visit from 3 puppies & 2 kittens today!

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Kitty Winners!

Thanks for all of your entries in our Cat book giveaway! I loved reading all the stories of your favorite kitties! To keep it fair, I used the random number generator to choose the winner - and here they are.

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A Photo Session With Linus

I love any opportunity I get to photograph my little buddy, Linus. Once upon a time he helped us with a video for our old Special Reserve yarn, Sugarbunny and he was the little cutie modeling a knit sweater on this very blog a few weeks ago. Yesterday, we got to take advantage of his very accommodating personality (and his ability to hold still lying on his back all by himself) to take some fun photos with Palette.

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A Sweater for Linus

Remember this guy? Well, our little spokesbunny, Linus is doing well and getting into all sorts of mischief, even in the colder weather we've been having. He loves to race around outside when the sun is out and lounge around the house when it's blustery out. Every four months or so Linus gets a pretty major haircut because of the way his fur grows. He goes from looking pretty impressive and regal one moment to rather sheepish (but happy to be free of all that extra weight) the next! He just had his first shave of the new year this past weekend and he's been frisking about the house every since but it's been SO COLD outside the last few days that he's been cooped up inside because I was worried he'd be too chilly without his fur coat. He's definitely been missing his weekend jaunts in the garden and has started racing around the house and being generally pretty pesky. Thus began the search for the perfect pet sweater pattern.

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