Category Archives: tools

Stuff We Love: Bee Naturals Cuticle & Nail Oil

Knitting, crocheting, weaving and spinning are all what we call handcrafts, major emphasis on the hand part of that description so maintenance is the name of the game! You can't work your magic without healthy, happy hands and the Bee Naturals Cuticle and Nail Oil is just the ticket for strong nails. I like to rub a good coating on each nail just before bed so that it has plenty of time to soak in and hydrate. I can't get enough of the fresh, herby lemon, lavender and tea tree oil scent and I absolutely find myself looking forward to my little nighttime routine! It's such a calming way to end the day and I know my hands will be in tip-top shape when I wake up. Save 40% off with our tool sale!

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Stuff We Love: Clover Pom-pom Maker

I have to admit, I have an unnatural appreciation for a good pom-pom...well, obsession might be the more appropriate description! There is nothing quite as satisfying as topping off a newly finished knit hat with a big, chunky pom-pom. In my world, there isn't a pom-pom that is too big or too fluffy!

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New Tool Sets!

Did you know that we bundle our favorite tools together and have them available for a discount?! From sock knitting kits to tools perfect for trying an entirely new craft, we have you covered. I've picked three of my favorite tool sets from the most recent additions to give you a little preview of what we have in the Tool Set section on our site! Premium Sock Knitting Kit

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Stuff We Love: Soak Wash Flatter Spray

Did you see that select tools are up to 40% off for a limited time? It's a great way to stock up on some important items that can help take your projects to the finish line. I'm always amazed at how a little tool (like a row counter, for $1.99!) can make a knitting project go so much faster. There's so many items that you never think you need until you have them, and can't wait to use them again and again. One item I use constantly is the Soak Flatter Spray.

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Mugging for the Camera

Our new Knit Picks mugs are here and I'm so thrilled with how they turned out! It was a long process to turn them from ideas and sketches into actual objects but ultimately very satisfying. Turns out it's really cool to drink coffee out of a mug you had a hand in designing, who knew? And it's always awesome to add some crafty love to everyday objects. I wanted to give you all a little peek into our process for designing these mugs.

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A Crochet Rainbow

Over the past oh, three or four years - I've tried learning to crochet at least a handful of times. During these past (and failed) attempts, I think I let my familiarity with knitting get the best of me. I can knit with lots of distractions, I can usually fix mistakes I make, I can fairly easily read my stitches - yet ultimately, I now realize these small things were holding me back. Instead of seeing crochet as a new learning adventure, I often became frustrated that I felt as if I was just stitching away without knowing what I was doing. Then on my last attempt something clicked - vague memories of my initial knitting attempts came into view: projects gone awry, struggles with gauge, dropped stitches, the list goes on. And so now after having readjusted my learning process (and having reasonable expectations), I can (very!) happily report back that I am officially hooked on crochet. Pun intended. Which is why I now deserve to get myself a rainbow fiesta of crochet hooks, plus 40% off isn't too bad either! Amour Crochet Hook Set

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