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Vancouver, WA
About Me:
I'm the Director of Knit Picks - I develop new products, make videos, produce the podcast, and generally work with yarn all day long. :)
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On the Move

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 8:30am 22 Comments

Dan and I recently bought a house (our first!), and the last few weeks have been full of packing, lifting, more packing, more lifting, and painting. The sweaters I knit for Dan also made the journey - I saw this box that he had packed and labeled yesterday, so I snapped a quick photo to share.





Good on so many levels!



Learned Lesson 1: Don't pack a box full of nothing but books - you won't be able to lift it

Learned Lesson… Continue

Sneak Peak - Felici!

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 2:00pm 40 Comments

Early samples of Felici hit the office, and now I just want to make some awesome legwarmers to go with my favorite boots.

We also have a new sport weight Felici coming out:…

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Dan's Fancy Sweater

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:00pm 16 Comments

I've knit Dan a number of sweaters over the years, both pre- and post-marriage, and a few months ago I pulled the stack of not-worn-very-often knits out of his closet and had him put on a little fashion show for me. Let's just say that I've learned quite a bit about sweater shaping and design over my knitting career, but (sadly) Dan's sweaters came before all of that fancy knittin' book learning. Too-tight necks, gaping collars, short sleeves,… Continue

Kettle Dyed Shawlette

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 12:30pm 16 Comments

The Bad News: the kettle dyed versions of Stroll and Shadow are being discontinued.



The Good News: they're being replaced with a new tonal hand dyed yarn that I find… Continue

Stitches West 2010

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 2:00pm 15 Comments

Tina and I went on an adventure Saturday and flew down to Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA. It made for a long day trip, but it was definitely packed with delicious fiber-y goodness. There were no photos or videos allowed inside the convention center, but we were able to see some kind of commotion out on the street as we approached the show.





We couldn't quite… Continue

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At 5:04pm on January 6, 2011, Peggy Stuart said…
Alison: Welcome to the SAL! Are you just there to post the big news or will you hang out with us sometimes?
At 12:21pm on November 29, 2010, Deb Buckingham said…
Hi Alison,

I just read your bio and when it said "and generally work with yarn all day long", I sighed..how fabulous! OH and your work is beautiful!
At 7:47am on June 20, 2010, Peggy Stuart said…
Alison: I have a new problem. My inbox key (in the box, under my name on the upper right of my page) doesnt work. I used to. I can't get in to check my messages unless I'm responding to an email. That also means I can't read a message and go back to messages without responding, deleting or archiving the message. It used to work before, so I don't know what happened. The compose button also doesn't work, although it used to. I have also learned that I can't edit my albums without going back to the laptop, which I otherwise only do when I have to write my blog. Sorry to leave this here, but i couldnt get the send button to work on my PM to you. Otherwise, I'm really enjoying my iPad! Happy knitting! -P
At 5:24pm on February 16, 2010, Sherece Magnuson said…
Your projects are BEAUTIFUL!
At 3:56pm on February 10, 2010, Tara Addesa said…
Alison ThanK YoU Sooo Much :) I can't Imagine WhaT went Wrong yesterday but dozens of us couldn't get the Mitten Videos to Play :(( as late as this morning they Still wouldn't play so while I had the Chance I high tailed it to Ravelry to Organize my Page .. I spend nearly 100% of My Online Time here on Community & while the Techy Problem gave me an Unwanted break at least I put it to Good use :) so Again Thank You Very Much !! Btw I realized After I left You the problematic Msg that YoU are the Mom of that GorgeouS little helmet Hat Model :))) What a BeautY She Is Alison !! So Many Extra Valentine Kisses to Her from Her Online GrandMa Admirers !! Huggs in Knitting Tara
At 5:05pm on January 14, 2010, mary kesser said…
Hi I would like a very easy pattern for a hat on done in the round. I saw one listed by you , but not idea of how many stitches go on it
At 8:20am on September 16, 2009, Jared Sullivan said…
You gotta teach me that magic loop technique again, double pointed needles are way confusing for me, Brent has Kelley to teach him everything about knitting and I'm all alone down here... Help!
At 2:00pm on September 15, 2009, Irene Soileau said…
Love all the projects you always have lined up for us to choose from, serious or fun, I was shopping from Knitpicks a long time before I found the Community , and joined. Always loved the patterns , but most of all the yarns, Thanks. Irene, Palsknitto
At 12:46pm on July 6, 2009, cellogirl said…
Thanks Alison--I should substitute k for every other section( in the blue YO k2tog) directions?--sorry to be obtuse, but I' still a novice at this lace thing and I find her directions somewhat ambiguous?? Thanks again--happy stitching!!
At 12:09pm on July 6, 2009, cellogirl said…
Having the hemi almost finished--I'm looking for lace project #2 and your beautiful circular shawl looks like a good one for this novice?? Reading the chart on p.82 of Meg's pattern, It looks like solid lace, but the picture looks like everyother section is lace--what am I not reading correctly?
Is there any chance that KP could carry the Girasole pattern as a designer's special--it is beautiful, but pay pal seems difficult?
 
 
 

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