Monthly Archives: April 2020

Stitch Away Stress – Self-Care

During stressful times, nothing is as important as self-care—if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to keep going to help other people. Even if you can only spare only a few minutes a day, it’s enough to recharge your batteries to handle what life throws at you! We’ve gathered together what the Knit Picks staff have been doing to practice self-care over the past few weeks.

Hannah Maier, Brand Director

A black and gray knitted sweater is displayed on a dress form.

For the past month, I’ve really taken time to savor quiet time in the mornings. I make my favorite tea, snuggle on the couch and listen to a podcast or read a book for a few minutes before …

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Podcast Episode 320: Tried and True Knits

You may have noticed that we took a short break between episodes while we figured out how to record from home. We miss our tiny recording studio but we’re also so excited to be able to record new episodes for you to knit along to.  

Many of us are finding more time to do our favorite crafts during the day… it’s a time to rest and find comfort in our projects. Even though we’re spending more time crafting, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all of that time is spent in one go over  the course of a leisurely crafternoon! Instead, kiddos, pets, work or chores punctuate our days. Everyone on the Knit Picks team has found ways to make our precious …

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Stitch Away Stress – Connecting with Crafters

How are you connecting your fellow crafters while staying at home? A lot of us have been missing crafting nights out or even simply hanging out with friends, and when that’s an important part of your life, it can feel pretty isolating. We’ve reached out to our friends for some advice.

For the Knit Picks staff, we’re used to seeing each other every day and to keep us going, we have a daily video call to check in with each other! It’s just lovely to see everyone’s face (and everyone’s kitties, puppies, and kiddos popping in to say hi!).

Test knitter Maeve (Instagram: maevezana) has a similar solution:“I wanted to say that I’ve had several lovely zoom meeting “knit nights” …

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Stitch Away Stress! Knitter Tips for Managing Stress

Craft 2 Give Back: A woman holds a large stack of knitted and crocheted blankets in her arms

With everything going on in the world, it’s been difficult to manage stress levels. A lot of us are finding ourselves torn from our usual daily routines while worrying about the health of ourselves and loved ones, while not feeling we have an outlet for our anxiety. Since April is Stress Awareness Month, it’s a great time to check out The Craft Yarn Council’s annual campaign to help all us yarn crafters find balance in this overwhelming time – Stitch Away Stress!

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