Category Archives: silliness

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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Introducing Pasta Picks!

Hello! You may have noticed some changes around here. We're so excited to introduce Pasta Picks! While fiber arts are our first love, we've decided to embark on a new journey into our second love- pasta!

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Yarn Weights
Knitting Terms – Yarn Weights

For experienced knitters, we get so used to knitting terms that we don’t even think about them anymore, but for the beginner it can seem bewildering. A little understanding can go a long way, and I’ve always found a singular pleasure in “useless" knowledge, so let’s explore a little about yarn weights.

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Crafting Confessions

If you've gotten a Knit Picks order in the last couple of months, you might have noticed a card hiding out with your yarn - tempting you to reveal your deepest, darkest crafty secrets with the world! We've loved reading through your submissions on Instagram (#CraftingConfessions) and there have been many LOL-worthy moments...mainly because we can relate! And now, we decided it was time to turn the tables and reveal our own confessions with you! Here are some of our favorite crafting confessions from the staff at Knit Picks, ENJOY!  

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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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6 Easy Steps to Becoming a Pinterest Model

A pressing public service announcement:Step 1.) Spend a lot of time on Pinterest—particularly, “researching” project patterns. Step 2.) Develop a heretofore unnatural obsession with monster infinity scarves; know solidly that having one would complete you/make you a Winter Fairy. Or Faerie. Step 3.) Get swept up in Knit Picks’ excellent “Free Hank of Biggo” promotion. Let excitement build.

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Yarn Election 2012: The Results!

First and foremost: A huge thanks to everyone that participated in our stunning, first-ever Yarn Election at Knit Picks. Your clever and passionate appeals were a true delight to read; may you never stop voicing your opinions on the pressing fiber issues of our time! However, there can only be one victor. Winning the election handily by a large margin, I present to you:

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An exercise in Stash Management

It's no secret that I have a ridiculous stash. I've been fighting the dreaded SABLE (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy) for some time now, and the only weapon I have is youth! But, barring medical advances that would have me able to knit productively till about 120 years old, I need to do something about my stash. What really spurred me on was the stash swap party we had last week. I had to go through my stash and get rid of stuff, and I was also determined to bring home less than I brought. But, I have to say that dumping out a comforter-bags' worth of stash all over my dining table was a bit of an eye-opener!

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