Category Archives: Inspiration

Odd inner dialog

I know I have fallen off the grid for the last few days but I have two good reasons. First, a whammy of a migraine. I have been using a lovely medication for about a year that I absolutely love!! If has made my frequent migraines non-existent. The only downside is that only determined migraines get through the medical stockade. Set off by a huge change in our local barometric pressure, this one had a great start and took full advantage ...

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Photo behind the scenes & a contest!

Now that our November catalog projects are online and catalogs are in the mail, I thought it would be fun to show you a few “behind the scenes” snapshots of our catalog shots. Often we have to put ourselves and our models in ridiculous looking situations to get that lovely and natural looking shot. To make things a little interesting, we’ve decided to make a game out of it. Can you guess what the product is we’re shooting? (Hint: It’s ...

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Are you buying gift cards this holiday season?

Buying a gift card is a bitter sweet activity for me. On one hand, I’m giving a gift that gives in two ways–you get it as a gift, then they get to go shop with it, so it kinda doubles the enjoyment. Also, of course, they get exactly what they want. On the other hand, it’s kind of impersonal and can carry that negative connotation that I didn’t put much thought into it. The designers at Knit Picks have saved the day.

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New Feature – Designer Interviews

Hey everybody! I don’t know if you’ve seen this feature on the website yet, but we’ve started adding video interviews for each of the new kits. I sit Nina or Kerin down in a locked room with nothing but the kits they’ve designed, then I don’t let them out until they’ve spilled all their secrets about the design process, pattern features, and tips for knitting the project. Each video is added to the product page ...

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New Fall Issue of Knitty

If you haven’t checked out the new fall issue of Knitty, here is the link. It’s OK, I’ll wait until you’re done. Now that you’ve looked at everything, let’s talk about the patterns! These are the Zozo toys which were knit out of Swish Superwash. There have been so many good sweater patterns released this fall. I’ve queued up several things from Knit Scene, but I was waiting for the fall Knitty to arrive before I figured out what I was ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Felted Project

What better way to get the Portland, Oregon Knitters for Knockers – Knit Picks team started than with a knitting project!! I designed this Free Pattern as something that can be “mass produced” and yet be personalized in each wearer’s unique way. You can make several versions for yourself, make “blinged” out versions for friends and family, or host a Bling Party with felted ribbons waiting to be decorated. I started walking in the Susan G. ...

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I have a really good excuse – Sock Summit!

Seriously, I have great hopes for Classic Lines Cardigan Tuesdays but there are going to be legitimate distractions that cannot be ignored. Sock Summit begins on Thursday and I am so excited! I also need to finish prepping for my classes. I don’t actually have homework but I do need to gather up my supplies. Here is my schedule for Sock Summit Wednesday Afternoon Drop by the Convention Center and pick up my Registration Packet Thursday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm — Hizsocks Class 4:30 pm ...

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New Stroll Hand Painted

Have you seen the new hand painted colorways of Stroll sock yarn (formerly Essential)? I had the great pleasure of designing them months ago, and I’ve been awaiting their release eagerly ever since. I had to place an order right away yesterday for the Make Believe color (along with a City Tweed order to make a fall sweater). I plan to collect more of my favorites, like Tree Fort and Playtime over the next few months. ...

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Wackiest Re-Use Contest

Survey Results – GlowDay.com In the spirit of the reusable Montavilla Market tote, we asked knitters to share their wackiest and most creative re-uses that can be helpful around the house. We had a lot of responses in this thread, but we managed to select our top six finalists. You have until Tuesday July 30th to vote, and the winner will receive an organic gift baskets including chocolate, a candle, and of course Knit Picks yarn and needles. 1. Wendy Tolley uses orphaned ...

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I love a good yarn sale!

Did you guys see that our yarn sale just started this morning? You can get 38% off on over 150 colors, but you have to shop before next Thursday at 9am my time. This is a perfect opportunity to bulk up your stash. Shopping is so much fun! <

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