Crazy for Coloring Books!

Living Wonders Color Art for Everyone

Coloring books are definitely have a bit of a renaissance right now and I am totally on board! I love the variety of styles, themes and moods available making it easy to have the perfect book for any mood or aesthetic. Whether you use your palettes for inspiration or you just color to unwind at the end of a long work week, we have a coloring book for you! Best part? They’re on sale at 40% off with the rest of our books!

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3 Kits to Complete Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s almost the end of January, and time to check in with our new year’s resolutions. Did you make any craft-related promises to yourself for 2016? If you did, some of our amazing kits might help you get those important tasks off the ground. If you didn’t make any resolutions, you might just want to take a peek at these (and our other) kits anyway. At a significant savings to you, these collections of items might just tempt you into brand new behavior, this year.

Resolution 1: Take Better Care of My Handknits.

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Meet Your Teacher: Heidi

Meet Heidi: Newlywed, Art Director, and Avid Crocheter. Heidi loves color, and she loves using colorful yarns to crochet blankets for her friends and family. Heidi teaches our online course on our Crochet Beginner Blanket (pattern available for free, here). We thought you’d might like to know a bit more about her, so I asked her some questions, below!

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A Celebration of Stroll!

This month we’re celebrating our love for Stroll with a 20% off sale all month! Stroll is our most wide-ranging yarn with six families to choose from so you can find the perfect yarn for each project. For traditional knits, reach for a ball of Stroll Tweed or grab a hank of Stroll Hand Painted for something bright and cheerful! If you’re looking for some pattern inspiration during the sale, here are three of my favorite knits in Stroll to get you started!

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3 Books to Make…Something Different!

We love knitting and crochet books around here. From our newest book of small accessories Petite Presents,  to crochet books new to our shelves, we love to browse and use pattern books to make items to keep or give away. We also, however, love books about crafts we’ve never considered trying before. Here are 3 new books with some creative ideas, new techniques, and adorable patterns you might like to try. Go out of your comfort zone and pick one up (now for 40% off in our book sale) and create things you never considered before!

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9 Things We’re Loving for January

New year, new projects, new inspiration! To celebrate, we’re ringing in 2016 with our favorite stylishly silver needles, yarns, patterns and accessories.
knit picks style guide for january 2016

1. Nickel Plated Interchangeable Needle Set>> 2. Knit Picks Interchangeable Needle Case in Silver>> 3. Fog Linen Safety Pins with Bells>> 4. Wool of the Andes Sport yarn in Dove Heather>> 5. Boccioni Pillow>> 6. Biggo yarn in Dove Heather>> 7. Foldable Scissors>> 8. The Big Cozy yarn in Finnley Heather>> 9. Knit Picks Notions Tin>>

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Free Pattern Friday: Quadrat Blanket

We’re starting a new feature here on the blog – Free Pattern Friday! Once in a while, on a Friday, we’ll feature a free pattern, new or old, and tell you all about it! This week we’ve got the Quadrat Blanket, so stunning, and so fast to make!

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The geometric texture of this blanket works up quickly with super bulky yarn and large needles, giving you a beautiful throw that will add warmth to any room in your home.

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Quadrat is made in Tuff Puff Yarn (I’d choose Mint for a bold pop of color) but if you’re trying to stash bust, why not hold two strands of a worsted weight together and see if you get gauge? Whatever size you come up with, this blanket will making coming home on chilly evenings, just a bit more pleasurable.

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