The Winners of the “Win Your Wish List” Contest

An earnest thanks to all you wishful participants in the contest—over 2,000 in all! Unfortunately, there could only be three lucky winners. Courtesy of random selection, congratulations to Velda Vanbiesen, Kim Driggs and Maryalice Little—all of whom were recently contacted and will receive a $50 gift card for Knit Picks goodies.

Even without winning, I truly hope this served as a useful tool for the rest of you! Please tell me that some of you were able to say, “O, I’m just showing you this list of potential presents for a contest…no other reason…I’m not trying to give you ideas OR ANYTHING”. Wink wink, no?


The “Win Your Wish List” Contest Returns!

The task of returning gifts is a dreary leftover of the holiday season—but there are lots of artful ways to avoid improper gifting (for example, Pinterest boards abound). However, what if you could drop helpful hints AND enter a delightful contest in one fell swoop?

You can indeed: The “Win Your Wish List” contest is back! Once again, three lucky people will win $50 worth of Knit Picks merchandise, just by creating and sharing their dream list of goodies. Entering is easy-peasy—here’s how:



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:


Yarn Elections 2012!

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:


Book Giveaway – Knitting at Home

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.


Spooky Winners

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!


Announcing the Winners of Our “Endless Summer” Pinterest Contest!

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!


Enter Our “Endless Summer” Pinterest Contest!

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?



Craft in Public Week Contest!

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!