Gifts revealed…

Now that the holidays are over and my sisters’ birthday has passed (they’re twins), I can finally blog about what I’ve been knitting since last summer!
When I cast on, I had no clue that my mom’s socks would take longer to knit than my dad’s Harry Potter scarf. That was my first project on size 0 needles (and probably my last!). Mom saw the yoga socks in a magazine and wanted a pair to wear with her flip flops now …

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Slouchy Hat Madness

The past few months I’ve pretty much just working on projects for other people & last week I decided I needed to do something quick for myself…which turned into 2 quick projects, which turned into 3! All were slouchy hats – I think I may need an intervention! 🙂
First was Ysolda Teague’s Ripley pattern (Ravelry link)

Took just a little bit over one hank of Swish Bulky in Garnet Heather. Man, this yarn …

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Roxy Lady!

I must admit, there’s something about foxes that I think is totally adorable. I think of them as ‘puppy kittens’. Just too cute! So, when we were all throwing ideas back and forth about what would make a cute stuffed animal, it just had to be a fox! When I went to swatch to get gauge for Roxy Fox, I couldn’t stop. I ended up with most of Roxy and both her pups.

What I …

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Interview with Talitha Kuomi

As the coordinator for the Independent Designer Partnership program, I’ve seen so many fantastic patterns & met so many wonderful people that I’m so happy to share with the knitting world! As an ongoing series, I’m going to be posting interviews with many of the designers, to get to know them & see what motivates them in their designing.

First up is Talitha Kuomi. You’ve probably seen her adorable patterns already – Read more »

Interview with Erica Jackofsky

Erica is definitely a favorite around the Knit Picks office – she was one of the first designers we contacted for the Independent Designer Partnership Program after seeing her beautiful designs on her website and on Ravelry. And not only is she an wonderful designer, she’s an incredible musician as well!! I always look forward to seeing Erica’s new designs and very pleased she’s a big part of the success of …

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Don’t believe that groundhog!

Maybe it’s just foolish optimism, maybe it’s the strangely calm winter we’re having here in the Pacific NW… But I say, spring is coming early! Early, I say! Hear that nature?
Why so excited about spring? Well, because I can show off my Fancy Feet!

Today it was actually warm enough to kick off my shoes and sit on the grass. (Sorry if you’re blinded by my Oregon tan, though) This is exactly the weather I had …

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Ideal Knit-A-Long (KAL) for first-timers!

I launched my Mitten Tutorial KAL last week and, after reading the posts, I realized that it is a perfect forum for any knitter who has been hesitant to join a KAL before. Number OneThe lesson and project is small and simple. It’s all about learning as opposed to finishing a project. You can participate without knitting at all! Just follow the lessons, maybe write down a few notes and …

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Gift Certificate Winner!

We have randomly picked a winner of the $50 Knit Picks Gift Certificate!

*Drum roll*

The winner is Penny Semberski from Little Rock, AR.

Congratulations Penny! Check your email inbox for your gift certificate today!

And for everyone else, we sent out a coupon to receive 10% off of your Knit Picks order for entering the contest and
sending an e-card to a friend about our new tutorials

We hope that you enjoy your new knitting or crocheting supplies and maybe the …

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