Friday, January 15, 2016

Fan Girl!

Are you a fan of Knitted Wit? Me, too! Here are some easy ways you can support Knitted Wit!
1. Buy Yarn. Duh, right? That's the quickest way to keep us growing!
2. Create with the yarn you purchased! That's simple, too! Who doesn't want to cast on and get going with the new shiny project!
3. Get that yarn on your ravelry project page! When you add it to your stash it will pop up as an option for your next project. When you've started the latest greatest pattern Knitted Wit will pop up as an awesome yarn to use for other people searching through projects.
4. Be a show off! Tell the world all about it on social media! Tag pictures with #knittedwit. People will click on the hashtag and go down the rainbow of a rabbit hole and see all the amazing things Knitted Wit creates!
Thank you for being the super star you are and supporting this woman owned business!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Knitted Wit is Hiring!

Hello!! We are in search for a dyer. Is that you? Read through our ideal employee list and see if you'd be a good fit! Directions for responding to the job listing are below, please do not leave info in a comment.

  • Organized
  • Ability to multitask in a fast pace environment 
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player in ideas/decision making
  • Ability to work alone from a list
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Work 8 hours on your feet
  • Flexible schedule, available 30 hours a week
  • Creative problem solve
Tasks would include*
  • Dyeing: moving wet yarn around, handling dye, wearing a mask, following formulas, rinsing yarn, hanging yarn up to dry
  • Rewinding yarn: using equipment to rewind 6 skeins at a time
  •  Winding yarn off cones: using equipment to wind off yarn from cones 6 at a time
  •  Labeling yarn: being familiar with yarn bases, color names, using the computer to print labels
* Dye experience is not necessary, we are happy to train. Training is an investment for us and we would like to hire for the long term.

We are a family friendly, woman owned business. Some amazing benefits include Netflix and Hulu, yarn and fiber, and lots of color. If you are interested in the job please send an email to A resume would be great or a letter making the case for you being a great fit!
Closing date is 8/10/2015. We'll contact shortly after for interviews.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Knit Mug!!

I was paging through the fund raising catalog for my son and found the best knit mug!!! I'm ordering a bunch for knitty friends. I'll probably be stocking up on wrapping paper too! I got to see the mug in real life the other day, it's even better in person!
You can buy your mug here. Use the student code 140483. When you use this code my son gets the credit and so does his school. I can also see sales based on emails, so you'll be entered to win a skein of Cotton Candy or Victory Sock! Once you've used the student code to log in click on great gifts and home decor, the mug should front and center! There are loads of other fun things to buy of course. 

So why this fundraiser? Our school is a Title I. We have free breakfast and lunch for all students. We are a high poverty school. The PTA is running this fundraiser to give money to each classroom. More is being allocated to the lower grades to be put towards field trips. While the PTA doesn't know about sales being turned in on paper, they can see their internet sales. So far only $700, which the school will get about 40% of. I know we've sold around $450 in mugs. Clearly, we need to sell a lot more!! This fundraiser closes on 10/9. If you purchase after that you can still choose our school and we'll get a smaller proceed, but anything helps! Im off to buy some mugs, wrapping paper, and who knows!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Weekend To Dye For {Among Friends}

Have you been wanting to learn to dye? Splash some colors around? You are in luck!! Sincere Sheep and Knitted Wit are teaching a dye retreat the first weekend in August. {Among Friends} will be hosting the event and making sure you have loads of fun.

Friday night we'll kick off the weekend with a meet and greet and trunk show at the studio, 7434 NE Sandy Blvd, light refreshments will be served. Saturday and Sunday we'll be diving into the wonderful world of color! We'll learn two different acid dye techniques and learn how to dye with natural dyes. There will even be an indigo pot!

The dye class is $150+$50 material fee. The material fee covers ten 50 gram skeins of fingering weight super wash merino. More will be available for purchase that weekend.

We can't wait for you to join us and to see what you create! All the details can be found on {Among Friends}.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Finish the Tour de Fleece with Knitted Wit

Are you spinning along with the Tour de France? 

Join us as we ride to the finish and head for the Champs-Elysees! 

July 27th from 1-4 pm we'll have bubbly, treats, and fiber for spinning! There will be yarn too of course. All the fiber in the studio, 7434 NE Sandy Blvd, is 10% off that day! Bring your wheel, spindle, current WIP and join us for some fun!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Knitted Wit is Moving!!

Alert the presses! Knitted Wit is moving out of my house and into a studio space! I am so excited I can't sit still! April 1st we'll be moving to a space in my neighborhood that will be perfect for Knitted Wit to continue growing in. Have I told you how small our house is? 760 square feet. With two adults, three kids, and a dog. Oh, and Knitted Wit. To say its cramped is a massive understatement. The space we're moving to is almost as big as our house, but it will just be Knitted Wit. I could gush all day really!

In order to afford moving and installing all the equipment necessary I'm doing an indiegogo campaign. A lot of my larger equipment won't work indoors or can't leave my house, like my washing machine. If you are so inclined, please check it out. There are some great perks to take advantage of. If you could let your knit night know too, that would be great!

One of the things I'm excited to offer at the new space is dye classes. You'll be able to come to the studio and see how it all works and then make variegated or semi-solid color yourself! And there's an old school pharmacy up the street with a fountain, hello milkshakes and root beer floats!

Another bit of quick news, mini skeins are in the shop! There's sweater kits here and here, flip through all the color options to see your choices. 20 and 40 color sets are also available.

A major thank you for your continued support. Today has been humbling with all the support of my passion.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

I'd Like To Thank The Academy...

Only a week late, but better late than never! And it's International Woman's Day so this fits perfectly! I've been wanting to write a thank you letter to all the people that have helped me and Knitted Wit get to where I am. I think about it every time I prepare for and have a successful show. I was further inspired by a tweet from Madeline Albright this morning. (Technology is amazing!) "In honor of Intl , go out of your way to help another woman. We must support each other in order to succeed." I want to thank all the people who have helped me succeed. And most of them have been women.

While it could be challenging to work in a female dominated industry for all the stereotypical reasons, I have been surrounded by incredible women. Women who believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. Women who have shared their experience and knowledge with me. With their help I have grown from a one woman show out of a basement, to my back patio, to having assistants, to now moving out of my house and into a studio. What an amazing journey!!

With the help of my incredible support network, your continued patronage, and my hard work Knitted Wit is growing up! I'm thrilled for this next step and all the possibilities it brings. In a few days I will be launching an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the remaining expenses for this transition. Please join me in the next chapter of Knitted Wit!
I plan on passing on the generosity that has been given me. In June I will be picking an entrepreneur to support on Kiva. I'm so excited to invest in women! I look forward to brainstorming with you about other ways to contribute.