Sunday, January 30, 2011

Survey Time!

I have a survey I would love for you to take part in. It's only 10 questions long so it's pretty quick. I would like to get the feed back to help me make some decisions about Knitted Wit's future. And your reward for helping me out? 40% off your next order! Thank you for your time, click HERE to take it!

I can't wait to share with you some new things, the feed back I'm already getting is so helpful!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Busy as a Bee

But who isn't right?! So I told you about some knits I'm working on. I managed to take pictures, shocking, I know! So there's the shawl. Really crummy picture, but you get the jist. All garter (with a couple of increases) all the time!

I'm knitting on short circs so I can't spread it out and see how big it is. I'm leaving the bright pink to orange. I think I told you that the batt is pretty amazing. I'm really bummed that the business is no longer on line. I've tried contacting the artist, I would love to own more! There might be a few for sale on ravelry, but I might beat you to them!

Another not amazing picture. The color isn't quite right, but you get the idea, it's beautiful!

I'm also test knitting a pattern for a designer that used my yarn!!! Super excited. I'm hoping to have kits ready at the beginning of February. Perfect for small people in your life. Speaking of February, if you are going to Stitches West you can find Knitted Wit at the PicoAccuardi Dyeworks booth! I wish I could make the journey, but can't be done this year with Owen. TNNA did us in for a little while :) Many thanks for PADyeworks getting my yarn into the world.

Which also reminds me! Did I tell you that Clever Knits in Vista California has Knots? They are carrying one ounce bumps of merino (knots), perfect for spinning, needle felting or knitting even!

These are the colors available this season.

Monarch Knitting and Quilts is also carrying Knitted Wit! Bling and Sock It To Me (50g of merino/nylon yarn) will be in their shop soon! Thanks for visiting this little corner of the world. Maybe we should have a little give away soon. I miss hearing from readers ; )

Monday, January 17, 2011

Keeping Busy

I got two new projects up and running. Both are social for you to participate in! You can go here and join the Ravelry group. And you can go here and Like my facebook page. There's a secret part of me that feels vain for starting these, I'm also really excited to promote Knitted Wit in these spaces. You'll find out about sales, shows, new colors, new stores carrying Knitted Wit and more!

I'm also keeping busy on my needles. I started a sweater with some PicoAccuardi yarn. It's beautiful! I'll try to get some pictures in the day time real soon. My mindless knitting is this shawl. I'm using hand spun yarn so I bumped my needles size up to 11. I'm sure it will be monsterous, but it'll be cozy. I don't know if I'll be keeping it yet. I keep thinking about that while I'm knitting. Does somebody in my life need this? Or a charity maybe? I don't have a picture of the progress, but here is what the batt looked like before I spun it up (it's the top right one, blurry picture!)

Here is the yarn (strange shot, I know). I took the batt apart and separated the colors so it's spun from light to dark. I'm knitting dark to light, so the bright yellow/white will be on my shoulders. Pictures of in progress will happen in day light!

I hope you can join the groups and follow along in the adventure!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Start of the Year and TNNA

So I'm blazing past the new year. I thought about doing a reflection post, but after the first I didn't really want to reflect on last year. It wasn't a great year for my family with the exception of o being born. And that didn't even go too smoothly! On to 2011, 01/11/11 to be exact!

Knitted Wit started the year off with a bang! Chrissy's pattern for Ladies That Lunch is fabulous, very fitting for us ladies to the town in. I've been stalking the Ravelry group to see some finished socks. I need to wind up my yarn and cast on!

Next for the start of the year was TNNA. What an amazing weekend. I got back late last night with o and promptly went to bed. o had different ideas, but we eventually got some sleep. We flew down with Debby and Stevanie and settled in Thursday. It was nice waking up there since we had so much to do Friday. Friday we set up the booth, sold knots at Sample It

and then attended the fashion show. Just before the fashion show Joel, from Lantern Moon asked if o would be okay with being in the fashion show. As long as he's fed that kid will go along with just about anything! So we got o all dressed up (and fed) and ready to make his entrance on the cat walk. o was the hit of the show!
(that's michele getting a better picture than me!) A major photo op! I only wished I would have put a sign on his butt to tell everyone where he would be and that I dyed yarn. Already o was getting some major love from everybody but after the fashion show people would holler his name across the hotel lobby! He was such a trooper and did great with all the attention.

Saturday the show opened and we were off and running. I can't believe all the people I met and saw walking the show, just amazing. Everybody was so friendly (I'm sure it had nothing to do with the cute baby attached to me!). I can't remember what night it was but we went to Lantern Moon's house (they stayed in house instead of a hotel, it was lovely!) for dinner. It was lovely to be with people that are like family to me in a relaxed setting. Sunday and Monday were more of the same, show all day long with a huge baby in a pack. o lasted the whole show with no melt downs, did a great job taking naps in his nest and was friendly to just about everybody.

We know o was charming enough on his own, but then Sarah went and made an amazing hat that worked perfectly with the booth! Many thanks to her beautiful work!

As far as business goes, you'll now find Knitted Wit in a few new shops in California! So excited to add a state to the roster. A sales rep will also be showing my line. Very excited about this! While I love showing what I do and talking about why I name colors the way I do, I can't get everywhere I want. I also connected with a few designers that will be using my yarn, very excited about this! I love collaborating with people. Creativity does not exist in a vacuum.

I'm also working on an idea for cross stitch project. If you know of anybody who designs sassy cross stitch pattern put them in touch with me.

I'm sure I've missed something from the trip, but that's what I can remember for now! I'll share more as it becomes public. I want to thank Debby and Stevanie for an amazing weekend and for helping with o. I wouldn't have been able to last the weekend with out them!

If you are posting a picture of o from TNNA, please let me know. I would love to give Sarah credit for the amazing hat and let people know what I do as well. Thank you.