This week, we get to talk about one of our all-time favorite topics: new stuff! First up, Jenny and Stacey divulge the details of the newest yarn addition to the Knit Picks line – Diadem! This ultra-luxe blend of 50% baby alpaca and 50% mulberry silk is a fiber lover’s dream come true.
Next, hear all about the three new pattern collections including Glacier Bay, Bulky 2013 and Swish 2013. Finally, Stacey and Jenny gush about the goldmine of new tools, kits and accessories.
You can find all three brand new collections here:
Glacier Bay eBook
Glacier Bay Printed Book
Swish 2013 Collection eBook
Swish 2013 Collection Printed Book
Bulky 2013 Collection eBook
Bulky 2013 Collection Printed book
3 easy ways to listen…
This was the biggest response to contest we’ve ever had. Since the overwhelming response resulted in some issues with commenting on the blog late in the weekend, we counted comments on other blog posts, emails & social media places – which brought the total entries to over 28,000!
There were so many wonderful comments & ideas on what to do with 150 skeins of Palette! (since I was approving the comments, I read them all!). To keep it fair, we randomly drew a winner from all the entries. So a big congratulations to Nan in Minnesota, who commented:
I would give them to the girls in our school knitting club to use in this year’s charity project–making sweaters for our adopted orphanage in Kenya.
We hope Nan will share photos of these wonderful girls using our yarn and that they have fun making some very special gifts!
It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. If you’re like me and you haven’t really thought of what to make for the knitworthy on your list, I have an idea – the Hearthwarming Stockings!
This kit contains enough yarn for two stockings. There are a ton of different motifs to choose from, ensuring that each can be unique and just what the recipient would love.
Comments are now closed – Stay tuned for the winner!
…with 150 skeins of Palette?
That’s what we want to know. We are giving away our Palette Sampler to one lucky person – all 150 colors of our Palette line!
Xena has been a member of the Knit Picks family for as long as I can remember – serving as our iconic (and epically cute!) mascot, yarn ambassador and occasional actress.
Xena was also an extremely loyal companion, only straying from Kelley’s side to stroll the office and check out the day’s activities. She loved apples, being wrapped up in blankets and snuggling with Kelley as she was knitting away. And although Xena is no longer with us, we will always cherish our memories and look back fondly at her time with us.
In honor of Xena, we’ve collected a few photos from throughout the years for everyone to enjoy.
All these fog banks, drizzle-filled afternoons and cold mornings mean that I’ve moved all my soup recipes to the front of my recipe box and stocked up on bags of onions, carrots and celery to simmer down into rich vegetable stock. My house is going to smell amazing for the next few months. My pot holders have been doing double duty because I use them to grab things from the oven, to pop hot lids off of stock pots and stick them under casserole dishes to protect my cherished cherry table. It’s hot dish weather and I definitely needed to beef up my pot holder stack NOW! Enter the Toasty Plus Pot Holders.
I was in great need of comfort knitting this weekend. I’m afraid I have sad news, Xena passed away last week.
One of our most popular kits, the Hue Shift Afghan, is back – and with two new colors!
This week, Kelley had the pleasure of chatting with the wonderfully talented Megan Goodacre! In addition to her pattern collection Study Hall Knits, Megan’s long list of knitting accomplishments includes authoring the brand new Idiot’s Guide: Knitting! After talking about Megan’s inspiration and design process for Study Hall Knits, Kelley discusses the book writing process with Megan and highlights a few of her favorite parts of this wonderful guide to knitting.
You can find more of Megan’s work here:
IDP Patterns by Megan Goodacre
Study Hall Knits eBook
Study Hall Knits printed book
Idiot’s Guide: Knitting
Tricksy Notebook Knitters Graph
3 easy ways to listen…
Christmas is almost here. Well, if you crochet and knit, that is. This is my first holiday season as a crocheter, and I hope my family and friends are prepared for the sudden shift in the types of gifts I bestow. Goodbye gift cards, hellllooo scarves.