Category Archives: Inspiration

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Tucked In: Starry Splendor Crochet Blanket

I love a good, oversized crochet blanket and nothing comes close to the satisfaction of crocheting with Billow on a large 9mm crochet hook. I also really love using Billow for blankets - it is super soft and I just adore the way its thick and think texture shines through with crochet. For my contribution to Tucked In, I used softly colored stripes of Billow against a neutral background to create a blanket that works for any season.

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Tucked In: The Darling Blanket

Hi, I'm Heidi, and I'm a blanket addict. I began my crochet love affair with two years ago with my first blanket, and haven't looked back since. Naturally, I was delighted at the idea of  Tucked In, a collection of crochet afghans designed by everyone here at the office.

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Custard Pie Free Dishcloth Pattern | Knit Picks
Custard Pie Dishcloth

I adore patterns that gives the illusion of complexity, but are actually astoundingly simple. This easy shell stitch center creates a delectable, textured effect, snugly framed by a chunky border. Download the free pattern now » P.S. I must always be hungry when I make my dishcloths, because I just realized I name many of them after foods. Case in point:

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Pom Pom Love, Part 2: Thanksgiving!

In the last installment of our series about creative ways to use pompoms, we made fun objects that kids could enjoy. With Thanksgiving just around the corner (hard to admit, isn't it?) let's look at 3 fun ways pompoms, made with luxurious Diadem yarn for an extra luxe look, can enhance your holiday home. These pompom place cards are a fun way to decorate your table and tell your guests where they should sit.

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Turmeric Days

As you may know, I'm a fingering weight yarn fanatic trying to branch out, so I chose to make a cardigan for my baby out of DK weight yarn, and am happy with the results! It's in Capra, in the color Turmeric, and isn't it the perfect shade for Fall?

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Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn | Knit Picks
Another Treat for Your Feet

I finally just started wearing socks again last week. Having a clinically-diagnosed, severe case of OCD (Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Any adult that is overly excited about Christmas and has a more than normal preoccupation with Christmas decorations and clothing or has more than two Christmas trees), my subconscious is constantly on the look out for Christmas cues - those magical markers that point the way to that sacred time of year. Socks are one of them.

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New Colors for Your Feet!

One really fun task I did this year was creating new yarn colorways. We started with Stroll Tonal, a super soft, washable treat for the feet. As a team, we decided on a set of new colorways, and then I mocked up our visions in my design program to send to our manufacturer. Lest you ...

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Pompom Love, Part 1: Kids!

As you may have noticed, this office has fallen in love with pompoms. Pompoms are so great because not only can they be the perfect finishing touch to your knitting project, they can be their own perfect object! In the next few months, we'll be exploring how you can use pompoms in creative ways with different KnitPicks yarns. First up, we'll see how Chroma lends itself to 3 adorable ways you can use pompoms, with kids!

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