Category Archives: Events

Kerin’s Knitting in Alaska!

Did you guess correctly?  If you missed our post yesterday, we are having a contest to see if you can guess where Kerin is knitting around the world in celebration of World Wide Knit In Public Week.  Yesterday’s post showed a picture of Kerin’s trunk that contained a fishing vest.  Where better to fish than in Alaska’s beautiful rivers.  As you may have seen in our recent interview with Kerin, she LOVES to knit while she fishes.  Looks like she ...

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Last stop: Scotland!

Did you catch the Fair Isle reference in yesterday’s post?  In case you don’t understand what Fair Isle has to do with Scotland, here’s a little history for you. Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. It is named after Fair Isle, a tiny island in the north of Scotland, that forms part of the Shetland islands.  This is the last stop on Kerin’s journey around the world.  If you were playing along ...

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Socks!

It seems this week around the office, everyone is talking about socks! (well, maybe it's just me.)For one thing, this week we finally got to share our beautiful new colors of sock yarn!  

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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!! -Alisha

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TNNA, here we come!

I’m very excited because Alison and I are escaping from Vancouver’s cloudy grey skies for a couple of days to hit the TNNA trade show in Long Beach, CA this weekend. I’ve never been to TNNA, so I’m looking forward to checking out all the booths and groping lots and LOTS of yarn. You may have heard that Knit Picks is now offering our needles at whole sale prices to select local yarn stores.You can see a ...

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Free 3-Day Expedited Shipping Promotion!

We understand that holiday shopping can be quite the burden this time of year.  If you're like me, you still have a LONG list of presents that need to be purchased and wrapped before Christmas gets here.  Luckily, thanks to Knit Picks' shipping promotion, I can get most of my shopping done online, and I can rest assured that everything will arrive with plenty of time to spare.  Right now, when you use promo code FREE3DAY at checkout, Knit Picks is giving free 3-Day Expedited Shipping on all orders over $75.00.  Hurry and take advantage of this deal now because it ends on December 19th! The rules: Offer expires at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, 12/19/10. Limit one order per customer.  Online orders only.  Contiguous US only.

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Cyber Monday Sale Update #2

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I just wanted to let you all know that our IT team was working on the website last night making some changes and updates to get it to run faster.  There was a brief period last night when only 75 colors were showing. Now, all 450+ sale colors are back on the sale yarn page and they're all 25-35% off until 11:59pm PST tonight.  The site should be running much faster today.  We're very sorry about the slow load times yesterday; we know that must have been really frustrating.  Thanks again for being so patient and supportive! Have a great day! -Alisha

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Black Sheep Gathering

  This isn't a black sheep!  It's a black angora goat.  That's where mohair comes from! The Pacific Northwest is home to several fiber festivals, and Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon is one of my favorites.  Despite being surrounded by yarn every day (you should see my desk), I get a boost of energy and creativity when I can spend time with fellow knitters and spinners.  Plus, I can buy MORE yarn, fleece, and spindles from the talented shepherds, indie dyers, and woodworkers who are local to this area.  I spent the weekend running into old friends, meeting awesome new people, learning new techniques, and planning a ton of knitting, spinning, and weaving projects to complete in the next year!  

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