Have you used knitting and crochet to get you through a hard time in your life? Were you stuck in the hospital and had a feeling that crafting, in some way, helped to get you through your stay?
We’re working on an upcoming podcast called “Doctor! Doctor!” about how knitting and crochet can help to get you through hard times. We’d love to hear your story! We would also love to hear from Doctors who knit or crochet. Do you think your skills with math and science make you a particularly good knitter? Do you ever recommend crafting to your patients, for any reason? If any of this applies to you, please call contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Image from soldiers at the Walter Reed Hospital from the U.S. National Archives
Hudson’s Bay stripes are an absolute classic, known as much for being hard-wearing as they are beautiful. This dishcloth celebrates the spirit of modern simplicity with stockinette stitch in four colors of “Dishie” yarn. Make this dishcloth as written, or extend the off-white color “swan” to a longer length, repeat the stripes, and make a lovely hand towel!
Participating in the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths has been an adventure. Trying new stitch patterns on a small scale fits with my crazy, busy life. I decided that a spa cloth, with a lacy pattern, would be fun to try using Dishie.
After a long (and hot) summer – it’s finally time to return back to cozy knits like sweaters, long layering garments and cowls to keep warm. And our new Burnished collection is chock-full of 16 designs to get you inspired for the cool, breezy autumn weather. Need a bit of inspiration on how to dress up these splendid knits? We’ve got 6 ways to wear Burnished here for you – let’s start with a cool-weather staple, the scarf!
CHALET SCARF by Megan Goodacre
ORANGE CRUSH: Warm, autumnal colors get a classic twist when paired with navy for a touch of contrast while the unexpected pop of bright orange in the form of daring pants makes a bold statement and pulls the look together.
In coming months, we hope to show you some behind the scenes footage of our original KnitPicks collections. First up is our Fall Collection, “Burnished”.
I bought a new home!
No seriously, I did buy a full-size new home this summer, but I also bought a miniature house, too! Now I have to figure out how to furnish it.
My younger brother recently welcomed his first child, the glorious and wee Margot Sweetpea Marie Wells. With a name like that, I knew I would have to up the cuteness factor for the blanket I was making her.
Knitting and baseball – my two favorite things! Last week I got to attend the annual Seattle Mariner’s Stitch n’ Pitch.
This event was first started by the Mariners 10 years ago and now many major & minor league teams around the country hold their own SnP nights! It’s a lot of fun, even if you are not a huge baseball fan – Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, opens up their top deck area for yarn booths and other goodies and it’s so much fun to see (and buy) so much pretty yarn.
Did you learn to knit at school? Many schools, like Waldorf, include knitting as part of the curriculum. When I worked in a yarn shoppe in England, almost all of the older ladies that would come in had learned to knit …
When my craft book collection started to get out of hand, I made a rule. I wouldn’t buy a new book unless I saw at least three projects inside that I wanted to make. Well, I am definitely buying a copy of Amigurumi at Home by Anna Paula Rimoli. I want to make every single thing in this book!
As you might know,