Turn the Page with Kristin Omdahl

Turn the Page with Kristin Omdahl

As I sit at my desk to write this announcement, I can’t help but look back at all the chapters that brought me to this moment.

  • I began my knit, crochet and yarn career out of desperation to support my 22-month-old baby and me, surrounded by constant death and kidnapping threats. And still I persevered.
  • I sold ready-to-wear handmade garments and accessories, and then wholesale read-to-wear handmade garments and accessories before parlaying that into knit and crochet pattern design, authoring books, and debuting on TV as a craft expert and TV personality. I did all of this from my kitchen table and still I persevered.
  • Eight years ago, when the book publishing industry crashed and my income was reduced by 90% without warning, I parleyed all my skills into the yarn business. I regrouped from promoting other books, magazines, publications, other video sources and other brands, to becoming the spokesperson for my own yarn brand with my website, exclusive knit and crochet patterns, self-published books and YouTube Channel. And I persevered.

During these eight years I have created an enormous body of work. Hundreds of knit and crochet patterns, thousands of tutorial videos, a livestream podcast show that is about to celebrate the 1,000th episode and a charity that gives back to survivors of domestic violence! Wow. So many wonderful accomplishments thanks to taking a chance on myself and creating thoughtful and gorgeous yarns and products.

Change is never easy, especially when it isn’t your choice. As many of you know, I have been living in rentals for the last 18 years since Marlon and I returned to the USA and supporting us exclusively with my craft business. And that has come with abrupt changes along the way when any given living situation ended. And here we are facing an unforeseen change again.

Property values have skyrocketed in my area and my landlord is planning to sell the home I rent from him. Unfortunately, the prices of comparable spaces are so astronomically expensive in this area, that I will not be able to find a home that can also house the inventory for my yarn business. I need to drastically downsize, regroup and figure everything else out.

My design business is thriving and staying. My YouTube Channel, my knit and crochet patterns and my books are thriving and staying. And I will continue to teach, design and inspire anyone who wishes to remain with me through this major change. However, right now I have to let go of all physical products. Perhaps I will be able to bring them back one day. But I will not be able to downsize to the extreme level I need to and still house this inventory.

If you love my yarns, bags, and other accessories, please stock up! It may be the last time you can. Bulk discounts are in place for deep discounts (up to 30%) and free shipping still applies to all orders over $75 US and $150 international. And for every $25 in yarn you place in your cart, add a PDF knit or crochet pattern and it will automatically be free with purchase. If you are logged into your account at the time of purchase, receive reward points and have access to your patterns in your own download library with 24/7 access and unlimited downloads.

Won’t you please consider helping me turn the page and start the next chapter? The sooner I can sell all physical products, the sooner I can downsize and turn the page to my next chapter.

When one door closes, others will open. I believe it. I know it. I will persevere. You’ll see.

xoxo, Kristin

Shop all Kristin Omdahl Products HERE

Kristin Omdahl is the best-selling author of dozens of knit and crochet books; designer of almost 1000 knit and crochet patterns; producer of award-winning videos; and curator of gorgeous yarns and products. You can join Kristin LIVE 5 days a week for The Kristin Omdahl Show on YouTube and browse through thousands of tutorial videos there, too. Kristin donates a portion of every sale to help survivors of domestic violence. Learn more about Kristin’s charity, Project Kristin Cares HERE.

Shop Kristin Omdahl Yarns HERE

Shop Kristin Omdahl Crochet Patterns HERE

Shop Kristin Omdahl Knitting Patterns HERE

I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other knit and crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!

  • I have recently added a wonderful new interactive section to the website which I invite you to take part in, it has been a smashing success and such fun so far. It is the new “Share Your Project” section. You, my creators, can upload images and descriptions of your creations to share with the ever growing community! To upload simply click here. 

Additionally, I host a livestreaming podcast, vlog or show weekday on my YouTube Channel called The Kristin Omdahl Show. You can join the audience and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell, or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun!

You can browse through close to 1000 previously recorded episodes HERE: The Kristin Omdahl Show Playlist. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.

Join the KO Community for a PRIVATE forum to chat with other KO friends HERE

And you can also Refer-A-Friend and get rewarded, too! Learn more HERE

I look forward to seeing what you create!


13 thoughts on “Turn the Page with Kristin Omdahl

  1. Wandalea Walker says:

    I am so sorry you have to move! I know that you will land on your feet like Becker & Bjorn, but meanwhile it’s so scary. And all your physical inventory is so precious–I have only bought your yarns since I discovered them because they are so unique & wonderful. I do have a stash, but if I could I would buy so much more & all the double zip mesh bags possible. I’ll buy all I can when I get my next check. I feel like crying. However, maybe you will be discovering things that you love to do even more after you find your new home, instead of stocking physical inventory & dying yarn. I bet though that you will want to dye yarn again because you are in love with color & are a genius at it. I will put you in my prayers every day for all the best to happen for you. So much love!

  2. Jane+Heady says:

    I am so sad to hear this. For years I have been buying your yarn only. I have to check my inventory and see what I “need”.
    Chin up!

  3. Karen Blair says:

    Have been following you for a long time. Most impressed by your classy designs and consistent quality of design and color schemes . Keep up the good work!

  4. Venice Guntharp says:

    Life is a challenge, as you keep proving. I do suggest that Florida is still cheaper than most parts of the country. You may find that the East Coast is less expensive than the West. Volucia and Brevard counties in particular are still centrally located and are less expensive than other, more urban, areas.

    Good luck to you.

  5. Manon says:

    I have been following you for a while now. I am so glad I have found you and your youtube channel. I love your video. I bought many of your pattern and I’m so sorry to hear you will not sell yarn anymore. I guess I should buy yarn soon before they are all gone.

  6. Drema says:

    Hi Kristin,
    I have been following you since you started , I watch all your shows , I don’t comment I have you on the tv.
    But love your designs, yarn and bags,tools and you have taught me many new techniques..Thank you honey, wish you the best for what’s to come….I’ll always be watching. Take care.Drema

  7. Natalie says:

    Kristin, you are amazingly resilient. You are a survivor and continue to sparkle. You are an alchemist and can transmute anything that happens. Bless you always!

  8. Carmen says:

    I wish you the best. I’m convinced that you will keep creating successfully and that you will land on your feet in no time. Keep your head up, I’m sure we are all going to support you any way we can!

  9. Cindy says:

    Best wishes on your new journey. I have been following you for years. I remember celebrating your 500th episode. Good luck and enjoy the ride. Have a good day and stay safe.

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