The Friday Knit Review- DIY Knit-Cessory

Happy Friday and welcome to the brand new segment of Splendid SticksThe Friday Knit Review with me- Jaclyn!

For the inaugural post I wanted something that was hot and trendy right now among knitters, something fun and different that I think people will love.

Enter in Skacel’s DIY Knit-Cessory.

Skacel's DIY Knit-Cessory

Skacel’s DIY Knit-Cessory

These accessories were hot at this past Spring’s TNNA show in Columbus, Ohio and it’s no surprise why. Come packaged with what appears to be a circular needle, it actually is a magnetic clasp that allows you to wear your knitting as a necklace!

The ingenious packaging!

                            The ingenious packaging!




Simply choose the yarn you would like to work up your swatch in (I used a cherry red Mohair) and let your creativity go wild! Once finished with your pattern, simply follow the simple instructions to successfully finish the piece and secure it.

Then put it on and strut your stuff with a stylish and colorful piece made just for you, by you!






In a world of mass-produced jewelry, something like this is a welcome breath of fresh air that has a wild appeal among knitters, not to mention this is a fabulously inventive way to use up some of that leftover yarn!

I’m hooked and you should be, too!

Don’t wait and buy yours today!

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Annie’s Craft Festival- Crafts & Cocktails!

Jaclyn here and writing to you on another exciting event at our Annie’s Craft Festival this October!

Annie's Craft Festival

Annie’s Craft Festival

This week’s feature will be on our other exciting social event- the Crafts & Cocktails Halloween Party! 

Taking place on October 31st at 6:30 p.m, at the beautiful Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN, this event will have all the crafting fun you could want for your Halloween celebration!

Get your craft on with great Make & Takes such as: Decorative Mason Jars, Quick & Easy Earrings, Mask Decorating and more!

In the mood to play? We’ve got you covered with some great games to earn tickets that are redeemable at our prize booth (more on that in a moment!). A few games being featured are: Guess That Yarn!, Embroidery Hoop Toss and Basket Toss.

Now on to the prizes! After you earn those tickets playing our selection of games, you can cash those babies in for some awesome goodies! Just a smattering of the great prizes to win are: fat quarters and other quilt fabrics, quilting notions, knitting needles and supplies, crochet hooks, books in all craft areas, paper crafting items and crafting tools, plus prizes from local vendors!

As if this wasn’t already enough to leave you running to the ticket office, we also have an exciting craft walk where players will have the change to win great grab bags filled with amazing craft prizes!

All this and not to mention I’ll be there and excited to meet and talk with fellow crafters and knitters!

Excited as I am to go to this amazing event? Simply register online and get your tickets today by clicking here!

See you at the show and stay spooky, my friends!

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The Editor Wants to Know- Circulars or DPN’s?

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!







It’s an age old question: do you prefer circular or double point needles?

When knitting in  the round, it has been standard to use DPN’s when knitting small spaces such as the top of a hat.

But with the use of the magic loop method, circulars are a very real possibility for sock knitters and those who may be intimidated by the use of multiple needles with DPN’s.

So my question to you is this:

Do you prefer to use double pointed needles or use the magic loop method with circulars when knitting in the round (especially in sock knitting)?

I personally am a magic loop method fanatic as I love knitting with circulars!

What about you? Let me know in the comments below or even post a picture of you using your method of choice!

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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Do You Have a Compelling Knitting Story?


Do you have a compelling knitting story? How has knitting helped you through a time of pain and loss in your life?  If you think your story will be something others will benefit from and be inspired by, then please share your story here.

If chosen, you’ll be invited to be a future guest on The Power Purls Podcast to share your your unique experience with the world!

To sign up, visit this page to tell your special story and why you feel it would benefit the listeners.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Power Purls Podcast: An Update and FREE Gift for You!

unnamedBack in June, I clued you in on a new podcast that I’ll be launching October 1st, called Power Purls. I can’t believe we’re just a few months away from the big launch day! In this post, I talked about what you can expect, so if this is your first time learning about the Podcast, you can read about it here, or visit the website here and get on the VIP pre-show list!

So… you may be wondering, “what’s the free gift all about?” Well, I think you’re going to really love it because it’s a pretty valuable piece of information. I created 8 Essential Steps to Creating a Killer Design Proposal for those of you who have been thinking of dipping your toes into the knitwear design waters, as well as anyone out there who is already designing, and wants to know exactly how to get their proposal on the top of the heap.

You can get a free copy of the Guide by clicking here and when you do, you’ll also be signed up for the pre-show list to receive updates about The Power Purls Podcast and be the first to know when the episodes launch!