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!