by Kate M on May 12, 2019
As a mom, or more importantly, as a human being in the modern world, I relish the opportunity to carve out a little time for myself to do whatever my heart and mind needs in the moment. Namely, slow down, stop obsessing over my never-ending to-do list, and just RELAX. We could all stand to take more gorgeous moments for ourselves to replenish and reflect, whether it be daydreaming about taking a luxurious cruise with the Fab 5 or just sipping some hot coffee on a quiet early morning while the rest of the house is still asleep. I’ll take whatever I can get. Bonus points if it includes plants, outdoor time, or Indian food.
by Knit Picks Staff on May 13, 2018
Mother’s day can mean different things depending on you and your family’s traditions. For some it means gathering with family and celebrating together; others – a quiet day in. But for every Mother on Mother’s day, there’s one thing that I think should always come with the territory: some well-deserved time in the chill zone. Being a parent so often requires you to put aside your own needs to prioritize those of your family, but Mother’s day is about appreciating all that hard work and sacrifice. Every mom deserves to have her dedication celebrated! Here are some ideas and suggestions of how to spend some of that hard-won time relaxing this Mother’s Day: Morning with the Family
by Jenny K on May 8, 2015
In need of a last-minute Mother’s Day Gift? Out of time? Never fear! The Knit Picks Gift Card is the gift that always fits and is sure to make Mom happy! Plus, that means Mom gets to pick out exactly what she really, really wants – guilt free! All you have to do is choose the amount, Mom chooses the present, and everyone is happy! Click HERE to get started so Mom is sure to find exactly the gift she wants.
by Hannah on May 6, 2015
Bouquets are beautiful, but they wilt and wither away after a few days. Chocolate lasts minutes before the box is empty and cards are everywhere during the holidays. My favorite gifts to give/receive are ones that last a little longer and create new experiences with their use. Yarn for a new project, a set of brand new needles or a collection of patterns to browse and work on over the next year will be lasting memories just as the act of making a present for someone brings them to mind constantly. My first pick is one of our Beginner Blanket Kits! Six different Preciosa color palettes (plus a cute tote) go with our beginner friendly, swoon-worthy knit and crochet blanket patterns.
by Jenny K on May 5, 2015
Knitting is something my mother is very familiar with - she grew up with her mother to look up to who was an incredible seamstress and an accomplished knitter. And even now, my mom will casually knit a scarf during the winter season. This is why I think a care package of beginner basics would be perfectly suited for my mom and it just might tempt her to keep knitting past winter into the warmer months!
by Holly K on April 30, 2015
My mom and I have very different tastes, but we both really like to knit. When I knit, almost always seamlessly, I can hear her say, "What's wrong with seaming?". When I use only circular needles, I can hear her say, "What's wrong with straights? That's how we've always knitted!" She likes books with bold designs, and fibers with lots of flare, and that's what makes this craft great: we can all be so different and come together over the beauty of the craft. My mother does not knit for practical purposes. She knits to make herself luxury items, and she wears them in bold combinations. For Mother's Day, I think my mom would love: 1. Nicky Epstein's "Knitting on Top of the World". I recall her saying at one point, "Even if you don't make any of the things in these books, they are just so gorgeous to look at". Like a fashion magazine with patterns, this book is right up her alley.
by Stacey on April 28, 2015
Mother's Day is coming up and I love to put together packages for my mom. She's a knitter and a crocheter, so that makes my life a lot easier! Lately, she's been into knitting and crocheting dishcloths; I've sent a few patterns from our 52 Weeks of Dishcloth series over the past year, but since she prefers books to printouts, our printed collection is the perfect start.