Polls are closed! We’ll announce the winning candidate on Monday Nov 12- along with the winners of our fabulous prizes!
Well everyone, it’s officially November—do you feel a need to exercise your civil duty as a fiber crafter? Your time is now: Knit Picks is pleased to announce “Yarn Elections 2012”, a chance for you to make your opinions heard with the added value of potential prizes!
Vying for your vote and devoted affections are two worthy contenders:
I think I’m just obsessed with coziness right now – I’m working on three different knit and crochet blankets, making throw pillows for our couch, and hunting around for the perfect pair of slippers.
I don’t know if you’ve seen Knitting at Home yet, but it’s perfect for fueling any Must Get Warm At Any Cost feelings you might be having this holiday season. Even when my kitchen sink is full of dirty party dishes and the laundry is out of control, this book allows me to escape into a world of snuggly throws, hot cups of tea, and afternoons curled up on the couch.
Thanks everyone for entering our Spooky contest! I fired up the ol random number generator & came up with 6 winners!
Winners of the Wonderfully Horrific Crochet:
- Kim E. (who loves witches & zombies)
- Rosalie R. (who loves witches & gouls)
- Charlene M. (who loves monsters & zombies)
And the winners of Super Scary Mochimochi
- Peggy K. (who celebrates Halloween all year)
- Andi (who loves bats)
- Amy B. (who loves the mummy kitty)
I’ve contacted all the winners so check your email!
Thanks everyone for playing – I hope we see some new knitted & crochet creatures popping up soon!
Contest is now closed – thanks for entering! We’ll draw the winners on 10/9!
This week on the podcast I was so delighted to talk to two fantastic designers – Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochiland and crochet designer extrodiner, Deja Jetmir. Both of them have brand new books out that I’m really excited about (if you couldn’t tell from the podcast).
As a sentimental type, I want to first express how simultaneously wonderful and difficult the experience of judging this contest was. Looking at each board almost felt like meeting a person—some humorous, some artful, some obvious nature-lovers or foodies or film enthusiasts. I was particularly touched by the numerous personal (and fab) “vintage summer photos” of yourselves and family, no matter how unsure you were of your hair in the 70’s. As mentioned in the original post for the contest, I maintain that summer (faults and all) is a magical time; even for the myriad who aren’t winning a spiffy prize, I hope that entering this contest reminded you of that, even in the slightest way. Oh, and I’ll also add – I learned that VERY MANY of you folks are lovin’ some Fifty Shades of Grey this Summer of 2012. I am positively scandalized!
Thanks everyone! The comments are now closed & we’ll announce our winners by 8/9!
Yesterday, after we rolled out our brand new and lovely Sunstruck needles, I saw a reverberating message throughout our social media channels: “Whelp! Found my (insert birthday/holiday/what-have-you) present!”. But why wait? What if you could win a full set of interchangeable Sunstruck needles?
Comments are closed! We’ll send out the special coupon to all entires – thanks all!
Starting this Saturday is the annual Knit in Public week!
This was started in 2007 as a day for those who craft alone can get together with a bunch of other knitters! It has since grown into a week long celebration – this year it runs from June 9th-17th and if you go to the webpage, you can find events in your area.
Well, we all love the idea of celebrating knitting in public – we do that already! (For instance, the reason I have so many handknit socks? I was on a train for 2-3 hours a day for my communte when I lived in Boston). But why be so restrictive? Many of us also crochet or spin in public too!
So we’re going to celebrate Crafting In Public with a new contest!
Thank you for all of your entries in our Noni Flowers book contest! I randomly chose our two winners: Winner #1 Becca! Becca’s comment: “OOOOh those are lovely! I’d love to learn how to make them!” Winner #2 Elke! Elke’s …
update 6/04 – Contest is over! We’ll announce winners later today!
I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting knitting projects, so it was no surprise that when Noni Flowers came across my desk, I couldn’t stop flipping through the pages! Filled with page after page of stunning photography of life-like knitted flowers, I was instantly mesmerized by the attention to detail that every flower was given. Designer Norah Bellows brings an amazing collection of knitted flowers to life, all while giving you guidance through techniques specific to creating these little beauties. Norah starts off by breaking down the anatomy of a knitted flower and then guides you through special techniques – such as how to create the stamen and how to add wire to your flowers.
Contest is over! We’ll announce winners later today!
All of us here at the Knit Picks office have been a fan of Allyson Dykhuizen and her blog Sweatshop of Love for quite a while now. So when she told us of her new project, we were excited to be a part of it.
Holla Knits is a fun new site, dedicated to bringing bold & challenging designs that are sure to tempt you into knitting (and wearing!) right away. The first collection for Spring/Summer was recently released and includes designs from Allyson, Katie Canavan, Emma Welford, and Lily Ubbelohde - all fantastic up & coming designers.