Small Joys: Crafting Books with Peculiar Titles

As one of our resident copywriters, I get first peek at all of the varied and wonderful books available on the website. Often times, simply because of workflow and logistics, I see the book’s title far before I see any related images, patterns or other content; that means that I am often unable to immediately “judge a book by its cover”—allowing hilarity to ensue!

In honor of our super 40% off book sale,
I thought I’d share a few of my favorite oddball, double-take,
laughter-gifting titles. I apologize in advance. I cannot guarantee that
you have the same sense of humor as I do.


A sale, and a full-sized Full Circle blanket

Earth Day isn’t until April 22nd, but we wanted to do something for the whole month of April to celebrate it.  Full Circle, our Special Reserve recycled wool yarn, is on sale for 10% off from 4/1 until 4/30.  After the sale is finished, Knit Picks will donate an additional 10% of sales to the Arbor Day Foundation.  A win for you, and a win for the environment!

Full Circle is one of my favorite yarns to work with – it’s a lofty single ply, the colors are richly heathered, and the finished fabric is soft yet sturdy with a pleasant wooliness to it.  After seeing the color samples arrive at the office, I decided that I wanted to crochet a blanket using Full Circle Worsted in Cardinal, Mocha, and Latte. 


Winter Book Sale!

I may have told you this before, but it’s a truth that I need to say again.  I love books!  A book is a tangible item – you can touch it, turn the pages and (of course) it can inspire you! Our book list is constantly changing as I search for wonderful new books. Now, to make it even better, the books are on sale for 40% off!

I’ve recently added several new books that have caught my eye.

The Lace Knitting Palette by Catherine M. Thomson

The lace knitting palette book


It’s Cyber Monday time again!

I don’t know about you, but Black Friday for me means being lazy & laying around in my pajamas, recovering from Thanksgiving, not running around to a bunch of stores – I leave that to my sister who looks forward to it every year. (Of course my feelings may have something to do with my many years of having to work in retail on the day after (US) Thanksgiving). But I like nothing better than an online sale – which means Cyber Monday is perfect for my style of shopping!  No pushing & shoving involved!

This year our Cyber Monday sale will start at 6 am PST on Monday,
11/28/11 so that nobody has to stay up all night or wake up at 3 in the
morning to get the best deals. Book mark this special landing page – Cyber Monday – and check back Monday morning for some great deals!


it’s book sale time…

What better time to buy books then during a book sale!!  All those
books you’ve been eyeing or have in your wish list are just begging to
be purchased! and at 40% off how can you resist? I’ve hunted for the
best knitting & crocheting books around so that you have a huge
selection to choose from.  There’s something for everyone!

One of our best sellers is Knit One, Knit All by Elizabeth Zimmermann, which features 39 new patterns that have never been published in any other of Zimmermann’s five books!

Knit one, Knit All


Vancouver warehouse sale…

This last Saturday in Vancouver we had our warehouse sale.  I decided to come early and take pictures. 
Since we were expecting a crowd, I rode my bike (I wasn’t planning to
buy anything – ha!) In case you weren’t able to make it, this is what the
warehouse looked like before the sale started:


We have a name AND an announcement!

something about these socks that just makes us smile.  They’re so much
fun and you know that they were knit with love!  We want to thank
everyone who contributed their ideas for names. I can tell you that all
of us here at Knit Picks were in stitches (ha!) reading through them. 
While it is sad that we could only have one winner, the good news is
that we think we’ve picked a great one!  

Read more for our special announcement!


Cyber Monday Sale!

As my first blog post, I am excited to be the one
to announce our upcoming sale! Instead of fretting with the hassles of
Black Friday, join us on Monday, November 29th for some smoking Cyber
Monday deals!  I’ve been told that I can’t disclose what our sale will
entail, but I can tell you that it is going to be amazing. 

This year will be our first Cyber Monday that we
have ever done so expect us to come out with something big! The sale
starts at 12:01 am so be sure to shop early so that you don’t miss out
on any of the deals.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay warm!!