Category Archives: tools

Mugging for the Camera

Our new Knit Picks mugs are here and I'm so thrilled with how they turned out! It was a long process to turn them from ideas and sketches into actual objects but ultimately very satisfying. Turns out it's really cool to drink coffee out of a mug you had a hand in designing, who knew? And it's always awesome to add some crafty love to everyday objects. I wanted to give you all a little peek into our process for designing these mugs.

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A Crochet Rainbow

Over the past oh, three or four years - I've tried learning to crochet at least a handful of times. During these past (and failed) attempts, I think I let my familiarity with knitting get the best of me. I can knit with lots of distractions, I can usually fix mistakes I make, I can fairly easily read my stitches - yet ultimately, I now realize these small things were holding me back. Instead of seeing crochet as a new learning adventure, I often became frustrated that I felt as if I was just stitching away without knowing what I was doing. Then on my last attempt something clicked - vague memories of my initial knitting attempts came into view: projects gone awry, struggles with gauge, dropped stitches, the list goes on. And so now after having readjusted my learning process (and having reasonable expectations), I can (very!) happily report back that I am officially hooked on crochet. Pun intended. Which is why I now deserve to get myself a rainbow fiesta of crochet hooks, plus 40% off isn't too bad either! Amour Crochet Hook Set

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