CLiC Tuesday – Hurrah!

I had forgotten how energizing it is once you have joined the sleeves of a sweater with the body! My cardigan is now my constant knitting companion! Remember, it is football season so I have lots of time to knit! 🙂 <

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November Catalog Preview


Hey guys! I’ve been working here for months but I’d like to officially introduce myself, I’m the new catalog designer for Knit Picks. I’m a very beginner knitter, but I’ve been working for Knit Picks sister company, Connecting Threads for years, so I’m familiar with all the amazing people that work here!
That said, we have some great projects in our up coming November catalog. This catalog is all about small, quick-to-knit items that make good stocking stuffers. Or …

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Fall Felting

The weather is turning colder, and it’s a great time to be thinking about warm slippers, hot cider, and snuggling by the fire under a cozy afghan. I’m busy with several felting projects at the moment, and fall is such a nice time to work on things like that. I’ve got 4 pairs of slippers in process (serially, not concurrently) – one pair in the Laced Slippers Pattern, and I’m working on the Town Slipper Kit set for my nephews …

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year because I love to see people wearing crafty and creative costumes! Since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, we decided to come to work on Friday wearing our costumes.

This is the marketing department. From left to right, Kyle is a cowboy, Melissa is a crazy craft lady, Diane is a pirate (she has paintbrushes and yarn in her treasure box), Marci is the lady from the …

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Mr. Foster Halloween Costume Contest Winner!!!

This Halloween, Mr. Foster is dressing up as Spock!
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Yes, the winner of our Mr. Foster Halloween contest is Spock by Elisa Willis, aka ClosetGeek. Spock got 262 votes!!! Nice work Elisa! Keep an eye out for a private message so we can get your address and mail you a Carmen Banana kit as your prize.
It was really hard picking our top 3 costumes for you guys to vote on. We got so many …

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Final sock knitting videos!

Here are the final two sock class videos. The first one will walk you through how to make your decreases for the toe, and then the second video shows you how to do the Kitchener stitch to close the toe. Once you’re finished with the toe, you’re all set!
I’ve also added the new videos to the list of sock class videos so you can find them all in one place in the Sock KAL. …

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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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Mary Scott Huff event is next week!

I am so excited about the Mary Scott Huff event!
Here is a reminder of the event details:
Date: November 11, 2009
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Billy Frank Jr room at the Ecotrust building
721 NW 9th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209

The Ecotrust Building is one of my favorite spots in Portland. It was the first LEED Gold certified historic renovation in the country. Much of the building uses reclaimed and recycled materials and the building is notable for its sustainable and energy efficient building techniques. …

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Spock Monkey and ClosetGeek are famous.

Today Deborah Douglas, the creator of the cute Captain Kirk creation that you originally saw in the Halloween slideshow, sent us a link to this video of a local news story about her friend, Elisa Willis, AKA ClosetGeek, her Spock Monkey, and our Mr. Foster Halloween Costume Contest!

Captain James Tiberius Kirk Monkey
Can you believe that Spock Monkey was on the news? And that he and Captain Kirk really got to meet Leonard Nimoy and William …

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It’s in the bag!

There are a lot of bag kits available for fall! Bags are a great way to learn new techniques without worrying about whether the finished product needs to fit. But, they often require a lot of finishing and findings that you wouldn’t ordinarily use for a garment. And, since a bag can really be a great statement piece or say a lot about its wearer, finding unique purse hardware can really add to the impact!
So, where do you start? Well, …

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