Watching Kelley's videos about how to make those yummy looking pretzels reminded me that I never posted a blog about our recent company wide stash exchange party. Oops! It was on January 13th, so it's not like it was THAT long ago. There was definitely quite a bit of method to the madness. First you had to get weighed in.
This was a very important first step because there was a prize for the… Continue
Last spring I purged my stash of anything I didn't absolutely love. This weekend, with Karen and Tina keeping me company, I went through my much smaller collection of yarns and assigned projects to each grouping. It would have been overwhelming to purge and assign in the same process. I'm so glad I did it in two sessions. I started the whole process as soon as we were finished making the Chocolate/Caramel… Continue
Tina and Karen came up to the house last Friday night for a sleepover!! At our company-wide stash exchange a couple of weeks ago, Tina brought some absolutely delicious caramel/chocolate covered pretzels. Karen and I asked her to show us how to make them so we would be able to snack on them Friday and Saturday. Well, I kept a few to eat on Sunday.
What I have learned from a weekend of filming is that I say "ok" WAAAAY too often. I promise to work on that bad habit in future videos.… Continue
I was kindly invited to speak to the Seattle knitting guild. My first knitting related public speaking engagement! The topic was the history of Knit Picks and how we plan our products. Deborah, the activity coordinator, called me the day before and asked if I was going to bring along any of my own knit projects. I hadn't even thought of that!! I give away so much of my knitting that I don't have much around the house. I did bring along a couple… Continue
Did you get a chance to watch or listen to Obama’s inaugural speech yesterday? A few of us here in the office tuned in online. The quote that really struck home was, “The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.”
First off, I've consulted with our judges and since our warehouse has been incredibly overwhelmed recently, and your packages have been taking a few extra days to go out (even though all the staff at the warehouse are putting in extra hours right now!), we're going to delay the start date to make sure everyone who ordered the first week of January has time to get their yarn. The speed knitting contest will begin sometime during the first week of February. So if your yarn hasn't arrived yet,… Continue
I'm excited to see how many people have signed up to participate in our speed knitting contest.
The race isn't on quite yet, but we've made a new video to help you get ready to knit FAST! This is a new take on the tips we've gleaned from Miriam Tegels, the world's fastest knitter. At your request we've filmed it from a new perspective so you can get a… Continue
One of my all-time favorite snacks is clementines (in fact the one in this photo didn't last long after the pic was taken!). When we decided on a new, cheery orange for Risata (and maybe a few other lines!), it had to be Clementine! The yarn's color is quite a bit more lively in person, and is such a perfect… Continue
That's right. Our last giveaway was such a success that we're already at it again. But this time you're going to have to work for that prize. Here's what we want you to do.
We will be knitting a home decor project out of worsted weight yarn using size 10 needles. The first one to complete their project, post a photo on their Knitting Community blog, personal blog, or Ravelry and link to it from the Speed Knitting Contest knitalong wins a Knit Picks needle set (you choose which one),… Continue
Happy New Years, everybody! At the office, our resolution is to tidy up our collection of yarn samples here to make way for the amazing new yarns that will be coming this spring. It was such a big job, we had to enlist some special helpers!
Two of our coworkers' daughters spent the day with us, sorting and organizing existing yarns and playing with the new stuff! I can't show that just yet, but you'll like it, I promise!… Continue