Thursday, January 21, 2010


It's back! Last Thursday night was knit night. I really went to tell everybody we're having a boy and to eat the yummy food. I brought my obligatory knitting project that keeps getting ripped out and pretended to work on that. Then I got to help somebody with their knitting project and I think something rubbed off on me. I realized that I was trying to work on something that I have no interest in right now. I should knit something that has interest. So on Sunday while the wee one napped I cleaned up some crafty mess in the garage and in the process found yarn and needles. I also found some fiber and spinning wheel. I found things I wanted to make instead of struggling along in a project going no where. I know that's not life style advice but it works for knitting and for me right now. So I now have a pair of completed booties, which I finished Kitchener-ing yesterday while e bathed. If you've ever had trouble with that stitch I recommend this tutorial. Changed my life. Changed my life in that I can now Kitchener with confidence.

What else is new you ask? Well, Knitted Wit yarn and fiber is now at Make One in Milwaukie. I visited the shop yesterday, very nice. A beautiful space, a great selection and very helpful.

Also new, a color way called Mermaid. I just dyed it up today and will hopefully have pictures at the beginning of the week. $5 from every skein sold will go to Doctors Without Borders for relief work in Haiti. I hope I'll be selling this yarn for the next 10 years. When the emergent need has been met I'd like to find an organization that is working with artist and cultural preservation in Haiti. Mermaid is inspired by the colors often seen in paintings and the legend of Mermaids in Haiti. With so much of the population displaced traditions can get lost, especially with the great loss of family members. But for now the immediate need is food, water and shelter. That is where the efforts will go.

I'll hopefully be back soon with pictures and have the yarn listed in my Etsy shop, which is quite sad and lonely! I hope you find your mojo if it's been missing.


  1. But I already knew you were having a boy! I guess it didn't matter that I was late to knit nite.

    Congrats on finding your mojo!

  2. thanks for the link. i am nearing the time of needing to kitchner the sleeve joins on my sizzle. eep! :)