Category Archives: Office Gossip

Happy Holidays!

Wow, the holidays signify the end of the year! Where did it go?  2012 is just a little over a week away and I haven't gotten my 2011 resolutions done yet!  So it's a new year and a new list - out with the old, in with the new (or new again!).  Has anyone started their 2012 New Years resolution list yet? Here at Knit Picks, we wish you a great New Year. Our wish for you is that 2012 be filled with creative crafting and lots of fiber fun! Happy Holidays & a very Happy New Year!  

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Help! What should I do?

In the beginning of October, I told you in a post about the hat I made for my granddaughter - as a reminder, here’s a picture of Kalyn and her big brother Cole. So after this little photo shoot, Cole asks me if I could make him a hat and of course I told him I would love to!  "What would you like your hat to be?" I asked "Skulls!" He said - yes, he's 8 years old!

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Cute as a button!

I don't know if this has ever happened to you, but I was browsing through the kazillion of fun buttons at Joann's a while back and found this button "Cute as a button".  Which describes my granddaughter. (I think that's what any nana would say! right?)  (here's a picture of Kalyn -not big on smiling- with big brother, Cole)

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Vancouver warehouse sale…

This last Saturday in Vancouver we had our warehouse sale.  I decided to come early and take pictures.  Since we were expecting a crowd, I rode my bike (I wasn't planning to buy anything - ha!) In case you weren't able to make it, this is what the warehouse looked like before the sale started:

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Happy long weekend!

(for many of you anyway) We hope you had a wonderful summer, now that the unofficial end to summer is this weekend!  We had a BBQ with our sister companies to celebrate the sunshine (our last one got rained out - it's been a very cold summer here in Oregon/Washington) We had the 3 perfect ingredients for a great BBQ: We had food...  

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My first colorwork project!

A couple of weeks ago I posted that I had finally learned how to do 2-strand color work and continental knitting...  well I have my first project done!  Since I couldn't find a pattern that I was ready to tackle, I decided to create my own!

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IDP Photoshoots

As the IDP Coordinator, one of the more fun parts of my job is doing photo shoots.  Some designers aren't able to take photos that work on our website so every 6 weeks or so, we schdedule an IDP photo shoot where we photograph the projects on one of our models.  Usually, when I do the shoots, there's about 20-30 projects that need to be photographed all in one day! My favorites shoots are the ones we can do outside - often times (especially from October - March) we aren't able to because it's too cold (or in most cases rainy!).  But in the milder months, it's a lot more fun. While most of the photos you see in the catalog are shot in different locations, all the IDP shoots are done right around our office.  Luckily, our offices are surrounded by nature rather than buliding so we have lots of options for backgrounds! Like we have pretty trees...  

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More fun in Ohio

  So, as you may know, the Knit Picks offices are in Vancouver WA but our distrubution center is located in Columbus OH - shipping from a more centralized location helps keep our shipping costs down!  But many of us who work in in WA have never gotten a chance to see the warehouse or meet the folks out there.  When we went out to TNNA we finally got that opportunity! The warehouse staff not only handle all the Knit Picks orders, but also the ones from our sister companies, Connecting Threads and Artist Club.  It's a big place!      

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