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 …
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 …
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, …
Now that I’m finished with my Learn To Knit Socks video series, I am ready to tackle some new projects. I would love suggestions!
Here is what I already have on my list Mittens – I will be using DPNs and a two-color pattern. I haven’t chosen the pattern yet.
Understanding a sock pattern using either DPNs or Magic Loop
Designing basics for an Aran Sweater – How to plan out placement of cables.
That’s all I have now so please …
We will be hosting a book signing for Mary Scott Huff. Kate has been busy organizing it and has a blog entry with all the details.
It will be a delightful evening filled with lots of color to chase away the grey world of our current weather. Please try to join us!! <
I love dancing. My friend the elf is a very talented dancer (Kate calls him Baxter but I call him dancing queen).
He gets especially excited this time of year because the holidays are just around the corner. Everyone in the office keeps talking about quick gifts to knit. They have lots of good ideas like coffee cup cozies, holiday ornaments, felted slippers, and easy Read more »
Remember my unique interpretation of Jared’s hat? Well, the Knit Buddy winner from that blog entry is Carrie Armbrecht! Congratulations! We will be contacting you to see what color of Cadena you would like us to send to you! <
We had an awesome event last night with Mary Scott Huff! Thanks to all of the knitters who showed up – the Knit Picks staff had a great time meeting everyone. Mary also has a blog post about the event – her blog (which I find hilarious) is definitely worth a read!
Here’s a quick video of some event highlights:
And here’s a longer video of Mary giving her talk at the event: