STIK x Lion Brand Pattern Contest

STIK recently teamed up with our Give-a-Sh*t Knit Kit partner, Lion Brand Yarn, to make our kits just that much more special! Throughout May and June, we hosted a beginner pattern contest to add another pattern to our kits. We were looking for a pattern that was unique to our other Give-a-Sh*t patterns and was super satisfying to knit. We were super excited to get soooo many amazing entries and it made it difficult to choose just one winner! We thank all of our participants for taking the time to share really beautiful and well thought out patterns! 

The Winner Is…..

We're so excited to congratulate @knitandnot and to add these super cute slippers to our Give-a-Sh*t Knit Kit patterns. We think they will be a fun and satisfying challenge for Knit Kit recipients!

THANK YOU for participating!

STIK + Lion Brand Yarn 

A Day in the Life of a STIK Summer Intern - Kendall

Hi everyone! My name is Kendall, and I’m a STIK Summer Intern. So far, being an intern at STIK has been a special and empowering experience. I get to work in an environment where creativity is extruded, bold ideas are encouraged, and fun is basically a main food group.

I have only ever worked for small, all-female companies before, so naturally, Sh*t That I Knit was the perfect fit for me. The STIK team has exceeded my expectations, in terms of their characteristics and qualities. To me, working with driven, hard-working, fun people is so much more important than my role in the company. I think it’s safe to say I have struck gold!! Working at the STIK Beach House with amazing women has been a great opportunity, and I am lucky to be a part of it.

So, I did some research, and it seems like it’s a tradition for STIK employees to share their daily routine. To be honest, I’m not sure why, but I like it and I’m going with it. SO if you are even remotely interested, here is what my typical day at the Beach House looks like:

Around 7:00 am: One of my various (7:01, 7:03, or 7:04) alarms go off. I usually do not get up… oops. My ambitious self the night before decides that working out in the morning sounds like a brilliant idea… until it is the next morning. I usually turn off whatever random song I preset and roll right back over into my cloud of a bed.

7:45 am: Okay so this is the real deal. A few years ago I decided to set my ringtone for this alarm to “Imma Bee” by the Black Eyed Peas (I really have NO idea why) and the second I hear the beginning of the song I spring out of bed. Well, it’s more like a groggy stand up, but same idea.

7:45 am - 8:20 am: Various morning activities take place such as shower, blow dry my hair (OR some mornings I spray some Dry Bar dry shampoo in and call it a day), lots of coffee and water to revive myself, and putting on an outfit I picked out the night before (I cannot go to sleep without picking out an outfit for the next day. My mom made my sister and I do this when we were in elementary school and ever since then I have not stopped doing it… A little crazy? Yes! But it does make for smoother mornings!).

8:20 am - 8:30 am: Throw some random snacks and food in a bag for lunch and run out the door to drive from my house in Duxbury to the ferry.

9:15 am - 9:50 am: I take the ferry into Rowes Wharf from Hingham Shipyard. I’m most likely browsing social media or the Wall Street Journal (#goals) on my commute, coffee in hand of course.

10:00 am - 7:00 pm: Come visit me at the Beach House! The store technically does not open until 11, but since I get there at 10, I open it early. These hours usually include counting inventory, keeping the store clean, and waving to customers as they walk by. I put on some upbeat music and love people watching from the doorway. P.S: I’m usually wearing a Pardy Wrap since I am ALWAYS cold. They make for a chic, stylish, and simple accessory to ANY outfit… seriously. It does not matter what you are wearing. They really up the outfit.

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: I close up the shop and walk over to the boat. Since I have some time to spare before the ferry, I take the scenic route and love seeing all the liveliness in the Seaport.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: My commute home! I really do take planes, trains, and automobiles to get to the Beach House, but I do not mind! I’ve always appreciated the time to myself.

8:30 pm - 11:00 pm: When I get home, I make dinner for myself (my favorite is zucchini noodles with pesto and LOADS of parm), shower, pick out yet another outfit, and sometimes watch a TV show. My best self would read but sometimes that’s just not in the works (or really never). I hit the hay around 11 and then do it over again the next day!

Long day? Yes. Lots of miles traveled? Yes. Worth it? Yes, yes, yes, 100% YES!

STIK’s All-Star Summer Intern Lineup

As you all know, we have a very small team, so we rely heavily on the work of amazing interns to help us get sh*t done. This summer, we’re super lucky because we have, literally, the best intern lineup in all of Boston, maybe even the country.

We’re super excited to introduce three of them here today - Sarah, Kendall, and Molly. They all work in our Seaport pop-up (go visit them if you haven't already) and have all done a fantastic job keeping us in line. In addition to maintaining the store, they will also be writing content for our blog and helping with some other projects we have going on, so be on the lookout for more from each of them! So here they are - the STIK intern class of summer 2019!

Name: Sarah Fantasia
School: University of New Hampshire Class of 2022
Why did you want to work for Sh*t That I Knit? Aside from being a huge fan of the products, I wanted to work for STIK because I really loved the fact that it is a female-founded, female-run company. Also, I love how STIK is dedicated to using sustainable materials to create their products.
What do you like most about working in the Seaport? The seaport is absolutely gorgeous!! Everyone who comes in to shop is always so lively no matter the weather. It’s always nice to see people enjoying the pop-ups, especially when it’s a gorgeous day and people can stroll the area, plus it’s the best when they bring their dogs!!

Name: Molly Belyea
School: Elon University Class of 2021
Why did you want to work for Sh*t That I Knit? When I first learned about STIK I was absolutely amazed by Christina's ability to make such a large impact on so many people's lives. I felt like working for a company with a purpose behind it would be meaningful and could shift my perspective on the world. I wanted to be part of something where I felt like I mattered and that spreading the amazing message of the company would affect other people.
What do you like most about working in the Seaport? I love the restaurants around the area because all the food is unique and new to me! Working in the area is so fun because I get to explore new places before and after work, it's like a never-ending adventure. Two of my favorite restaurants are Committee and Tatte!

Name: Kendall Sargis
School: Babson College Class of 2022
Why did you want to work for Sh*t That I Knit? I wanted to work for Sh*t That I Knit because I love working for businesses run by women who have a true passion for what they do. I had been following STIK on Instagram for some time and knew that Christina loved what she did and made sure that everyone loved the products she had created. It was obvious that the company would be a great fit for me based on their dedication and passion.
What do you like most about working in the Seaport? I love how busy the Seaport gets! My favorite time of day is lunch time when the red tables outside our store are full of working professionals on their lunch break. It is always fun to people watch from the doorway!

So there you have it. Our first three interns of the summer! The exciting news is that we have two more starting in July! Keep your eye out for more about what our interns are up to this summer here on our blog, and on Instagram!


The STIK Team