Category Archives: silliness

Kerin’s Knitting in Peru!

In yesterday’s post, you might have noticed that Kerin was wearing an amazing hat with little llamas along the top.  If you guessed that she would be in Peru, you guessed right!  While Kerin knits happily away amongst the friendly Alpacas in Peru, she daydreams of her next location.  My goodness, her Fair Isle sweater is just lovely! Can you guess where she’ll be next?  If you have any ideas, be sure to post them in ...

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Contest Closed – A sock naming contest!

Thank you to everyone who contributed!  To read about who won, click here: We have a name AND an announcement! Late last week, a package arrived at our office with a beautiful pair of socks and the most adorable letter I've read in a long time.  The letter was from 86 year young Frances FIsher from North Carolina and it read...

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500!

When entering the IDP patterns for this week, I was shocked to realize that we are at number 500! WOW!  It feels just like yesterday that I started my position here as the IDP Coordinator and going over our first batch of patterns, getting really excited to let the world know about our great program.  Since we started in December 2009, we have had 34,000 sales, all of which goes directly to our 230 designers! I feel like the luckiest person in the world, getting to work with all these talented designers! And what pattern was lucky 500?   Why it's the one of lovely & talented Kalurah Hudson's newest patterns - Indian Summer!

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Make Your Own Needle Felted Sheep

As some of you may have seen by now, the latest cover of the Knit Picks catalog has some really adorable sheep standing in front of the Heartlands Road Trip Tote. We all thought these little needle felted sheep were simply too cute not to share, so we went right to work on a tutorial. And do you want to know the best part? They are oh so easy to make! With the right tools and some roving, you will be on your way to making your very own sheep.

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So, how are those resolutions going?

Progress is delicious! OK, admit it. It's the beginning of March - you've probably forgotten what your knitting resolutions even were for this year. I mean, isn't that the point of resolutions? You're supposed to forget aaaaaallll about them till about December 15. Well, unless you're me and you're completely out of your mind. Why do I say that? Because not only do I have lofty goals for this year, but I have all of them. Pretty much. Ok, let me explain.

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I’m knitting a hat…

Some of you may have seen the video of me getting a seed stitch lesson from Kerin during our lunch break last week.  In the video, I was working on what ultimately became a long swatch of different stitch types.  After realizing that my swatch was never going to be a scarf that anyone would want to wear, I decided to try knitting a hat.  On Friday night, I sat down with my 16" circulars and a ball of yarn and had my entire 2" band done before I noticed the part in the pattern that says "be careful not to twist your ring of stitches."  Oops.  At this point, my entire row had been twisted and turned close to 50 times and the whole thing looked like a hot mess.  After getting confirmation from my mom over the weekend that there was no salvaging my work, I decided to start over.  Now I'm curious: what are some of the trials and tribulations that you all have run into?  Being such the beginner that I am, I could really use some tips from people who have knit up a few hats in their day.  What specific things should one look out for?  Do you have any (really easy) pattern suggestions?  I'd love to hear any advice that you have.  Thanks in advance for your help! -Alisha

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Dangerous Contest

This contest is now closed.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated!  To find out who won, click here. Why is this Dangerous?  Because if you win this book you will be overloaded with cuteness! If you are a regular reader of the blog, you know that I love Rebecca Danger's creatures (and anyone who sees my desk can confrim it).  So I am so excited for her book, The Big Book Of Knitted Monsters - it's full of 20 awesome monster pattterns!

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Kate plus 9?

We had a Halloween party in the office today.  My coworkers are so creative, it's really fun to see their Halloween costumes each year.  This year, my coworkers were scheming behind my back.  I was completely surprised when I came into the office to see everyone dressed as me! 

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Matthew McConaughey Sasquatch

I fell in love with the Sasquatch pattern, and just had to knit one. He came out super-groovy, and looks a lot like Matthew McConaughey would if he fell in a vat of Rogaine.

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