Not only is Ben Higgins AKA the Bachelor, AKA every American woman's dreamboat, wearing our beanie, he also posted the nicest thing in the whole wide world about us and it shows that his beautiful exterior matches his golden interior and it gives us the feels. 

Shit That I Knit | Ben Higgins

"So this was sent to me by @shitthatiknit just out of the goodness of their heart. They weren't expecting or asking me to post anything and simply because of that I am posting it. So @shitthatiknit thank you for the gift, the hat is incredible! I will encourage everyone to at the least check them out because I appreciate them and their present."

Now, we know Christina is not technically on the show (…yet…I may have just submitted an application for her) but can you think of anyone who would be better suited for a first impression rose?

Thank you for the support, Ben! You look SO GOOD IN THAT SHIT.

We love you.


--The STIK Team <3

Brioching Stitches, Bitches

Shit That I Knit Blog | Stephen West

So there are some characters that I follow on Instagram. I, admittedly, know when baby North West wears a leather jacket. I have considered buying The Fat Jewish’s White Girl Rose. But my favorite, by far, is Stephen West @westknits. Oh, he’s a weirdo to be sure (if you’re reading this, Stephen: #1 I’m sorry. #2 I love you) but he’s boundlessly creative, inspirational, and the type of carefree spirit that I greatly admire.

Recently, Stephen has been on a brioching binge. Brioche knitting is not be confused with the traditional brioche bread, a sweet yeast bread--although this also sounds divine and may be an excellent pairing. Brioche knitting refers to a type of slip, knit-together stitch that makes your project reversible, squishy, and lovely. It’s weird to learn at first, and I had to watch dozens of YouTube videos full of acrylic nails to figure it out, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a fast knit that is super fun to do.

That’s why Stephen West does it everywhere.

Although he uses too many colors that would make my eyes and head ache, the traditional, two-tone brioche can create a cool stripe pattern that looks unique without being too stuffy.
I’m currently working on this cowl by the Purl Bee. I took it to the beach, BART, and an outdoor play in an amphitheater hoping to one day be as fabulous as this man.

What are y'all currently working on? Comment below.

Until next time, knittas...

Shit That I Knit Blog | Stephen West