Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Do I ever knit anymore?

I knit a lot actually. It's just mainly secret!!! A lot of Twilight knitting going on and Cat in the Socks! I am so excited for you guys to see this kit. It is too cool!
I actually saw Ysolda's Ripley on Ravelry and just had to knit it. I needed a) something for me b) something quick and c) something I could share!
This fit the bill! I should BO tonight as a matter of fact.
It is made in Extra Squishy in the new kettles. Raspberry is the colorway (you know I love purple!!!)

I'm also knitting the Emerald Isle Cardi from the Fall Knitscene and it is going quite well. I need updated pics because I have a lot more done but here it is so far:

I'm getting Baby Bums Round III, Twilight and Mayberry out this week so I can post photos of secret stuff next week! I'm in love with the Twilight yarn and pattern, I hope you guys like it too!

In case you haven't seen you can also find Episode 3 of Knitting in the Round on iTunes!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Could it really be?

September 1st!? wow, time flies when you're knitting (or dyeing in my case) away! :-)
In honor of the quickly approaching fall season (it sure does feel like it today!) I thought I would do a giveaway to get ready for Socktober 2009!!!
Here's how it works. Link to our web site ( on your blog, twitter or website and tell us about it in the comments section here or e-mail us at
I will draw on the 26th to send out the package the following Monday just in time for the start of Socktober!
The winner shall receive our 2009 Ltd Ed Socktober colorway, a pattern, stitch marker, and set of HiyaHiya needles.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And suprise! It's ready!!!

I've been working on this project for awhile now and we are FINALLY ready to get it rolling!
Dr. Seuss wrote my absolute favorite children books and now that I have my own kids they are even more enjoyable.
What better to go along with good stories than good yarn, project bags, patterns and notions!?
Introducing for 2009/2010 Limited Edition Dr Seuss Sock Kits!!!
Each kit is $60.oo including shipping in the US and Canada and includes, 1 skein of limited edition sock yarn, a limited edition pattern, a project bag and other notions in theme. This is being worked with Slipped Stitch Studios on Etsy. We are so excited about this exciting adventure.
You may fill out the form HERE. Purchase the ones you want, leave the ones you don't. Either way it'll be a blast. Please do not wait to sign up for other kits, they are limited and a don't want you to be left out!!!
Here is the schedule:
-Sign ups open until 9/12
Cat in the Socks (Cat in the Hat themed kit) Payments due by the 19th and kits ship 10/1.
-Sign ups open until 10/2
Stitch One and Stitch Too (Thing One and Thing Two themed kit) Payments due by the 15th, shipping 11/2.
-Sign ups open until 11/6
How the Grinch Stole My Yarn (How the Grinch Stole Christmas kits) Payments due by the 14th shipping 12/4.
-Sign ups open until 12/4
Horton Hears Who Knit? (Horton Hears a Who themed kit) Payments due by the the 11th, shipping 1/4.
-Sign ups open until 1/8
1 Stitch, 2 Stitch, Knit Stitch, Purl Stitch (1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish themed kits) Payments due by the 9th shipping 2/5.
-Sign ups open until 2/5
Green Eggs and Yarn (Green Eggs and Ham themed kits) Payments due by the 13th, shipping on 3/5.

Order HERE

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Now that everyone has theirs...

I can post this!
This is the sampling of the first installment of the Twilight Sock Club! I have to say, I love it! Feedback has been great and I hope everyone loves it!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


This is our final club for the year 2009 and it's truly a special one! In each shipment you will receive 1 skein of hand dyed sock yarn (2 for big footers!) hand dyed in Mayberry, inspired by Mayberry, and various memorabilia from Mayberry (Mount Airy North Carolina) as well as a sock pattern to go with your yarn. This club runs for 6 months starting on October 1st. You will be billed each month and the payment includes shipping in the US and Canada. Due to the unique memorabilia being limited spaces are extremly limited so don't miss out. Sign ups open until Aug 31st or slots are filled (likely the later)
Pricing is $35 per month including shipping or $50 for 2 skeins. Enjoy!


Big Foot Option

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Opps! Need to blog!

Wow, what a week it's been! I've been working day and night to get all club shipments out this week. Bundled Babies, Baby Bums, Sock and Fiber Club AND the Twilight Club! So far there has been great response from it!
I added this months pattern to Ravelry for those of you that are starting right away. I've had a lot of people ask about doing Twilight II since the Twilight Club filled up. I'm thinking on it, I promise.
I finally got my new Fricke Skein winder in. The lack of a winder had dramatically slowed down my production but we are back up and running! I've gotten tons of yarn dyed and skeined the past couple of days, you just wouldn't believe the difference.
Aside from yarn work I have been doing some knitting! I cast on for the Summer of Love Lace socks on Monday and I should say that I am doing them both at the same time and am on the heel! This has been a wonderful pattern. I'm knitting it in Footapy in Peace. Check out my Ravelry page to see photos. Speaking of Ravelry, have you joined our group? If not it's called the KnitFit Yarn Fans. Come on, we'd love to have you!
I'm involved in a new project as well in case you haven't heard. Leslie (from Greenberry House) and I have started a podcast called Knitting in the Round.
So far I'm having a lot of fun with it! There is a lot to learn and improve upon, but I'm looking forward to it. Episode 2 is coming up on Monday!
Check back tomorrow and I'll post photos of the Twilight colorway. I'm really digging it!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Baby Bums! Round 3!

Ok, ok. We've gotten a lot of request for round 3 so here we go! The last of Round 1 leaves this week and round 2 is well underway.
So here it is, Baby Bums a Soaker and Longies yarn club!
Here is how it works!
*note, when you sign up you are committing to 6 months! You will be billed monthly!
Infant Club- Girl and GN/Boy. 3.8 oz of untreated wool and 1.5 oz. of trim. Wool works with most longie and soaker patterns. $30.00 per month including shipping.
Toddler Club-Girl and GN/Boy. 2 3.8 oz skeins of untreated wool and 2 oz of trim. $45.00 per month.
These are Ltd Ed SURPRISE colorways!
Sign ups open until the 15th (OR until filled, slots are limited) and shipment begins the first week in September!



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sock Summit...

Sock Summit is only a couple weeks away! I am so jealous of all you lucky people that get to go. Take lots of pictures!
Even though I'm not going you can still check out my yarn there! Dublin Bay Knitting Co is one of our retail partners that will carry our yarn there. Please stop by and support them!
We are also entered in the Dye for Glory competition on Ravelry.
We had a few skeins dyed up on the website and Etsy but we are unfortunately sold out. We are however offering skeins here on the blog in Footapy and Footsie. These are PRE-ORDERS and will ship within 14 days. They will only be available here until Sock Summit.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

How many WIP's do you have?

This week in my limited spare time I have been trying to organize all of my WIP's so they may possibly get finished in my lifetime. Possibly. So I've been putting them in their own project bag, trying to take photos so I can put them on Ravelry and accounting for my needles. (see this all started with a tantrum because I found 1 size 5dpn. 1! The other 4 are still MIA.)
I even purchased new project bags so the all can be contained!
This got me thinking, how many WIP's does the average knitter have?
I haven't totaled mine yet but I can say that number grew today! Today I cast on the GORGEOUS Hillflowers Stole from KnitSpot and have not wanted to put it down. Excellent pattern. I'm quite pleased at the look. I'm using Footsie in the Nevermore colorway.

I just cannot wait to finish it! Of course their are projects I HAVE to finish but this one has my interest! I also intend on making an adult sweater soon. My first. (yep all socks and baby stuff here!)
So.... How many WIP's do you have and how do you keep up with them all?!

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, July 24, 2009

Support your LYS's! You will miss them if they are gone....

How are we supporting the 3/50 projects? We are moving our yarn to wholesale only and asking you to support your LYS by purchasing out yarn there. If your LYS doesn't carry our line yet please encourage them to start! We will reward you with $50 worth of yarn for your shops first order.
Pay it forward. We love our local yarn shops!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sock Summit Dye for Glory!

If you are wanting Flock to Sock Sign-Ups click HERE

In case you haven't seen yet I entered the Dye for Glory Sock Summit contest on Ravelry!
Click here to vote if you haven't all ready. :-)
I'm completely happy with it. You can purchase it on Etsy

There is also a lot of roving on Etsy as well. Remember, we are moving to wholesale only so Etsy will be the only place to get our yarn online!
I'm working on a new and really exciting project with Leslie from The Greenberry House. That hopefully will be ready for you all to see or I should say hear next week!
We will be recording a new and exciting podcast called Knitting in the Round. It will feature segments on knitting, spinning, dyeing and crocheting as well as information on different fiber animals, fiber preparation etc. we will be interviewing knowledgeable and entertaining fiber folk go give you and educational yet interesting listen. We will also be reviewing favorite books and various fibery tools and fiber. I'm looking forward to getting started and hope you will give it a try!

I am really, really excited to send out the Twilight Club shipments next week. Really. I LOVE the pattern and am drooling over the colorway... I hope all of you members love it! I'll post photos when I'm sure the members have gotten theirs.
We have tons of people signing up for Flock to Sock too. This is going to be a lot of fun! Remember to sign up for the Ravelry group so we can all see how you're spinning it and what you make with it. We'll be sending out prizes to the most creative!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Flock to Sock 2009!

It's our Anniversary this week!!! In honor of our anniversary we are starting the 2009 Flock to Sock Spin a long!
Flock to Sock is a spin a long that includes 6 oz of hand dyed superwash merino in a special color that is a secret until you get your shipment!
Sign ups are open until August 1st and will ship the 2nd week in August. Once you join become a member of our Ravelry group to post photos of your yarn that you are spinning with your fiber, or upload it to Flickr and tag is Flock to Sock.
It's a lot of fun to see how other people spin the same fiber.
You are free to purchase as many as you would like. Fiber is $20 including shipping! This will be a lot of fun so come and join us!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wonderful trip to The Greenberry House!

This afternoon Sideshow Baby and I made the beautiful trip to Meadows of Dan, VA to visit The Greenberry House! What a beautiful day for a roadtrip.

Unfortunately past this point my iPhone is merely a camera and calendar. It takes amazing photos for such a tiny device though!

It's a GORGEOUS drive on the winding roads through the Blue Ridge Mtns. On the way up I took Squirell Spur Road.

Sideshow Baby was happy to get to the top and ready to see some beautiful hand dyed fibers, yarns, handspun yarns and natural fibers.

Such a pretty view from the parking lot!

We had a great visit with Leslie talking about our "project" (I'll talk about that in a sepearte post) and brought home some gorgeous fiber. Including some natural llama. Sooooo soft!

On the way back I took the Blue Ridge Parkway. A gorgeous scenic route.

I saw this from the road and had to stop. How neat!

We turned for good ole Mayberry and made it home safe and sound.

I'm still working on my secret socks so no knitting to post. I'll be glad when I'm done with secrets so I can share!
I am looking forward to some spinning and will be sure to post that!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Knit Fit Knitting Announces...

Knit Fit Knitting announces after much thought... We have given our business goals much thought over the last 6 months. As everyone knows with the economy everyone is struggling. We have been so fortunate to do nothing but grow in the last 6 months and we are so grateful to all of our wonderful customers for our growth!
We have always been huge supporters of local artist, farmers and suppliers and we would like to do our best to support their business. With that thought we are moving Knit Fit Knitting Hand Painted Yarns to wholesale only for local yarn shops by the first of the year.
We already have a nice list of local shops carrying our yarns and patterns and we would like for our yarns to be in as many shops as possible by the end of the year.
We love getting to know our customers and do not want that to stop! For those of you who do not have a local yarn shop we have opened our etsy shop, KnitFitKnitter so that you may still purchase our yarns! This shop is in stock yarns and fibers only and will ship within 48 hours of payment.
What about yarn clubs? We will continue to offer our special clubs every so often.
If your shop does not carry Knit Fit Yarns now is the time to suggest us to them! We will send you a free skein of yarn with their first purchase for the recommendation!
Again I cannot stress enough how much we appreciate your patronage. We hope to grow even larger with this decision as well as hoping our local folks keep going and grow as well.
Visit our blog to see who currently carries our line and encourage your LYS to join the list!

Monday, July 13, 2009

KnitMinder App for iPhone!

How did I ever live without this little device?! I love, love, love my KnitMinder App for the iPhone. It is a MUST have for designers! Of course being in my phone it goes every where with me so I don't have to worry about remember a notebook and a pen. It also has my row counter too! The neatest part is in the log book I can take a photo of my progress. Seriously if you have an iPhone and do not have this app you're missing out.
Learn more about this App HERE

I've been doing a lot of knitting lately (with the Minder!) but I unfortunately cannot show it since it is for the Twilight Club and the projects are secret! I can't wait until Aug so I can show you this first one! After I finish the sock I am currently working on I plan on doing the sleeves on Parker's sweater. It shouldn't take long. It's been a great mindless project I just have things that HAD to be done!
Knit Fit Hand Painted Yarns are popping up in several new shops across the US. If your shop doesn't carry it make sure you suggest it to them! We love supporting the local yarn shops!

There is a lot of spinning fiber for sale on Etsy and don't forget you get free shipping over $45!

Hopefully I'll have some knitting photos to post this week. If not I'll post some spinning! I am loving all of the newly dyed fiber and unfortunately want it for myself. :-(

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Become a fan!

Knit Fit Knitting Hand Painted Yarn on Facebook
If you love to spin then check out the new Etsy shop. Lots of really soft fibers on there for spinning. There are also some really nice clearance yarns! I've got some really excited projects in the works for you to keep your eye out for. Really. I want to spill the beans so badly!
Soaker yarn, sweater yarn and sock yarn went out this week. Whew was it busy! I am really anticipating the response from month one of the Twilight Club next week. Really excited!

Keep your eyes open on the blog and if you haven't already make sure to sign up for the e-mail list so you are informed of all of the events!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

What do you think?

What do you think of these kettle dyes? These aren't my norm but I am really into it right now!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fun adventures!

Last weekend I took B and the baby to Tweetsie Railroad to meet Dora and Diego!!! They had a BLAST!

I've been knitting Twilight socks like mad and I am really excited for the first shipment! I've also finished the body of the baby sweater and will knit the sleeves as soon as I bind off these socks. Parker has unfortunately been a pistol this week and I have had little knitting time. :-( Hopefully its just a growing spurt and will work it's way out soon!
I've also done some new kettle dyes on the Etsy shop. Check them out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Been meaning to blog for days....

I have all of these thoughts in my head and not enough hours to execute them! I will say that we are working on a lot of new stuff for fall. New yarn lines, new colors.... oh the fun! I'm really excited about the new Twilight Club. We have a lot of excited members and I am anxious for them to see the yarn and knit the patterns!
We also added some Semi-Solid yarn. It's in the Etsy Shop right now.
Man, has it been hot! Really hot when you slave over dye pots all day! This is what I decided I needed after a hot day in the studio...

I also tried to take a matching 4th of July photo of the boys. Usually it's the little one crying. Yesterday it was the big one!

But everyone cheers up when they see this face. He's never mad, he just looks that way!

I love this handspun yarn. The roving is from I posted the finished product on Etsy.

It was wonderful to spin!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Spinning and knitting....

I have finished spinning this beautiful roving from GalesArt in Sweet Pea. I am resting it hoping to ply tonight. I'm thinking Navajo plying. It's fingering weight. Next is this roving that I dyed Sunday for ME! Its bamboo/merino. I dyed 8 oz for myself!
Parker's sweater is well on its way to being done. I have done a lot of work on Twilight socks so it has kinda been on the back burner but it has been GREAT for mindless knitting. I have been working a lot on it as I nurse him. I did do one boo boo, but it will work fine. I intended it to be a cardi and I forgot to quit the beginning of the row increases. Now it will be a kimono style! I have taken fairly good notes so I can write it up when I'm done!
Don't forget to sign up for the Bundled Babies Sweater club to get hand painted yarn for your little ones fall/winter apparel! I will get the pattern written up and send it to club members before the club is over.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

And the next surprise is....

I've had a lot of customer request for a FIBER Twilight Club and here is what I have decided.
The colorways will be the SAME as the sock club and the fiber will be 8 oz of a superwash fiber each month. Shipments include the sock pattern as well! (fibers will be superwash merino, superwash BFL. Bamboo blends etc.)
Here is the catch, I am only opening up 10 slots. Sign up now. Shipments will go out at the same time as the sock club and will be $35 per month including shipping in the US and Canada. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gearing up for SOS09!

Sale on Etsy stock. These skeins are INSTOCK ready to ship!

What are your goals for SOS09?

I have a lot of design work and a huge queue for this summer so I doubt I will accomplish much in the way of SOS but I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else accomplishes!

There are also only 5 slots left for the Twilight Club!

I'm hoping that these boys will let me knit some today so I can hopefully finish up my baby sweater this weekend! Check back for photos.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Twilight themed Sock Club is filling fast!!! See this post don't miss out! If you are an established customer and are waiting for pay day e-mail me and I will hold your slot!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Getting into this Twitter thing!

Who would've thunk it would be so fun? It's exactly what I need. Another distraction! How in the world am I going to take care of these boys, dye yarn, knit, spin AND keep up with Twitter?! I am very thankful that I have an iPhone and can keep it with me for where ever!
Follow me, KnitFitKnitting

Sample packs are a hit! I am having technical difficulties with updating the web page so just paypal it for $5 you'll get 10 samples (tiny skeins around 5 yards or so) and a coupon for $5 off your purchase (essentially the packs are free!) I'll get it up on the website ASAP.
I'm hoping to have the latest sweater done by the weekend and I'll post pics! :-)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bundled Babies Sweater Club for Babies is OPEN! as well as some Knitting!

In working along with our popular Baby Bums Club we are excited to be opening up a new baby club for sweaters! This club uses Squishy DK weight. As the Baby Bums does you will have the gender neutral, girly and boy options as well as the infant/toddler options. Sign ups will open Monday morning and run through July 1st OR we fill up. Shipments will start the 3rd week in July with the thought of fall coming on for sweaters! Infant shipments include 2 main color skein (plenty for a long sleeve infant sweater and a hat) and 1/2 of a contrasting color for trims etc. Price is $37 including shipping per month. You will also receive the Baby on the Go sweater pattern and Brooks' Sideway's Jacket. Toddler shipments includes 3 skeins of the main color as well as 1/2 contrasting. The toddler total is $47 per month including shipping as well as the patterns.

Girl Infant

Boy Infant

Neutral Infant

Girl Toddler

Boy Toddler

Neutral Toddler

Did you know that I actually still do knit?! Well, I do! Between taking care of the boys and everyone's yarn needs, I rarely do get the time but I cast on for a new sweater for P last night while watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (a very good movie by the way!) It is knit in June's Baby Bums yarn so if you haven't gotten yours yet and don't want to be spoiled, LOOK AWAY! Hopefully I will get it done fairly quick and if I like it I will write up the pattern for everyone. Basically it is top down with an afterthought border and hopefully (I said hopefully!) I will fix it so it is SEAM FREE!

Oh and I love my Boston Terrier stitch markers! :-D they are from WeeOnes on Etsy