My first love, knitting was quickly followed by dabbling in spinning with a little drop spindle I picked up at my local yarn store in college. I was immediately smitten with the idea that I could spin my very own yarn right there in my dorm room and the rest is history! Now, I have a Sonata Spinning Wheel in my craft room, several drop spindles and a funny little vintage spinning wheel that I can tote with me to the park (and yes, that’s definitely a thing I’ve been known to do occasionally). Now that I’ve started weaving in a serious way, I can’t wait to spin yarn specifically to use on my loom too! Whether you’re a beginner spinner, never tried your hand at it or are looking for an interesting book to add to your spinning library, we’ve got you covered with a round up of my favorite tools and books.

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Book Sale – Last Chance!

Since our recent book sale has begun, we’ve highlighted how much we’ve loved Pompom magazine, coloring books, books that highlight alternate ways to use yarn,  our favorite crochet books, and so much more. No matter what craft you enjoy, there’s always a book to fill you with inspiration, isn’t there? Our book sale is coming to an end soon, so no matter what books take your fancy, from Weaving to Amigurumi to  Star Wars, they’re all 40% off! Get your favorites at a great price, while you can.


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Pompom Quarterly Love!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love Pompom Quarterly! I’ve been an avid follower since the first issue in 2012 and always look forward to the next installment. I’m so happy that we’re able to carry all of the eBook versions of their publications and have some of the more recent physical copies too! In case you’re new to Pompom Quarterly I thought I would share my very favorite three editions.

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Yarn of the Month: Galileo

id you know that every month – we feature a different yarn line to be on sale, all month long? And this month, we are featuring our gorgeous Galileo, at 20% off!


A beautiful blend of 50% merino wool and 50% viscose, this yarn makes gorgeous clothing, and luxurious, expensive looking accessories.


My favorite is our Piney Ridge Necklace, a superb gift for birthdays and holidays. Why not make some for your girlfriends for Valentine’s Day?

At 20% off Galileo, good ideas abound :).

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February 2016 Calendar

We’re celebrating February with all of the rosy pink and red hues that color this lovely month. And although it may be grey and dreary outside, we’ve got plenty of colorful yarns to turn to while we wait for warmer weather.

To get the free February 2016 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

Knit Picks Desktop Wallpaper January 2016

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Bags bags bags!

Something I’m always on the look out for is a great knitting bag – it needs to be big enough to hold my projects, durable and easy to clean when I inevitably spill something on it, and a long handle to sling over my shoulder when on the go. Plus, it goes without saying, it needs to be cute! So I’m so very excited about our newest totebags – check out these beauties!
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