Monday, February 28, 2011

Community Support Yarn/Fiber

The big reveal! First, check out THIS out! It has all the details on how you can join my Community Supported Yarn and Fiber. I feel a little silly not typing up anything here when all the info is in my pretty pdf that I spent a while making!

In case you didn't want to make the jump and ready my pretty info sheet, here are the details. I'm starting a Community Supported Yarn and Fiber to help Knitted Wit grow. Shares are $100 (shipping $15) for a harvest of 5 skeins of 100 grams each or 5 bumps of fiber of 100 grams each. I want to offer a lot of new fiber and yarn, there are so many options out there. By running a CSY/F, Knitted Wit is able to invest in new pretties to share with you. Think fair trade, sustainable, family owned farms, luxury. Maybe not all in one skein or bump! But the new line is going to be fantastic. There is no limit to how many shares you can buy, and they can be gifted!

The harvest begins to ship in May and will follow every month through September. Packages ship on the 15th. If you're local we can arrange a pick up! Discount codes will not be accepted. Questions? Let me know.

You might have noticed when clicking on Knitted Wit you are taken to a new shop. I'm slowly moving over to Storenvy, which is similar to Etsy. All transactions are run through paypal, it's very safe to shop! The main reason Knitted Wit is relocating is the bottom line. There are no listing fees and no fees for selling! I also like the set up. It will be easier for me to list products and keep it organized. Which brings me to the next item on the agenda. I'm going to list all the products I dye up. Often the items will be ready to ship. If it's not in stock I'll dye it up lickety split and get it in to the mail. I will notify you if there is any delay. All coupon codes that you have work on either etsy or storenvy.

As you can see Knitted Wit is putting on her big girl pants and getting to work! I hope you are able to join the CSY/F and the adventure.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A New Project

I'm stopping by to let you know I'm revealing a big project on Tuesday, March 1st. I'm really excited about it and I can't wait to SHARE it. (That's a little clue!) I hope you stop back by. Until then, enjoy a little video of o having a giggle!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hard Work

There's been a lot of hard work going on around here! Today I went up to Oma's house to retrieve e and did some work. I split a bunch of wood for fires for Oma and Aur Oma (great grandma). Then broke up a bunch of sticks for kindling. Then headed to Aur Oma's to clean cobwebs off the wall. Nothing like stretching with an awkward stick way up in the air after wielding an axe at wood! My arms are tired! And I carry around heavy kids!! Sadly I didn't bring a camera and missed the snow falling while I chopped woods in the forest of Mount Hood. It really doesn't get more romantic than that.

More hard work: paper work. I've been filling out a lot of papers lately. Did I tell you I'm unemployed? (I think I should start reading my own blog! Or post more.) Yeah, a lot of paper work. Also along those lines is a reinvention of Knitted Wit I want a new online store that's easier for me to stock and for you to shop. I also want to add more yarns and products. I've been kicking around an idea but I don't have enough details worked out yet. I'll get back to you. If you took a survey a few weeks ago, a big thank you. It was really helpful and it's sorting out some questions.

I've also been finishing up a lot of works in progress (WIP). I feel like it's a good fit for everything else that is happening in my life. I finished up the February 50G club,
(yummy chocolates also went out with the yarn! Alma Chocolates are truly the best!)
a shawl,
(I think it's funny how the coffee cup kozy and the shawl are the same colors!)
and a bobbin from the wheel. I'm super close to finishing another bobbin, about 20 minutes tomorrow ought to do it. I need one more mitten and I'll have a set knit of the Red Light Green Light GO!

Two rows a way from casting off a hat from my hand spun. I've even made a little progress on a sweater for me. I had planned on starting a special spinning project

this weekend since I didn't go to Stitches West or Madrona. I was already to have a big pity party but I was kind of happy to be home and finishing up a lot of loose ends. Also, the kids are healthy (knock on wood). It's been a month I think of cooties. Knock on a tree please!

The kids are asleep so I'm itching to get back to WIP's! Scratch the asleep part. o can now fall out of bed.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Red Light, Green Light, GO!

As soon as I pulled these skeins from the dye I knew what they needed to be! A stop light!! We read a lot of Dr Suess around here, including Go, Dog, Go! (I know it's written by PD Eastman, but it's along the same lines.) There's a stop light because a little birdie has to cross the road. e always wants to have a discussion about this event.

I had this idea kicking around in my head but knew I didn't have time to get it to paper. Thankfully I met Kate at TNNA and she designed it up lickety split! (Pattern here, Ravelry link) Now I'm proud to offer you the Red Light, Green Light, GO! Kit. Because Kate did a big range of sizes I split the kits into two different sizes. The small size kit ranges from premie to infant for $28, includes yarn and pattern. The large size kit ranges from toddler to child for $46, includes yarn and pattern. I haven't listed these in the shop yet, but let me know and I'll get one out to you pronto!

Another new little development is a special color...Portlandia. Have you seen the show? It's hilarious and true!
I give you Portlandia

This was a quick picture before the day light was gone (and on my phone). I'll get a more accurate one before listing it!

A quick note to those traveling to Stitches, my yarn will be in booth #1144, I hope you pay a visit! PicoAccuardi is hosting me, so generous. They are taking some real treasures with them, I had to sneak one skein into my bag before leaving the studio today! Thanks for visiting the blog, I'd love to hear what you think of the new pattern and colors!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Open Studio Saturday

Did I tell you about this? Stop by the studio with some knitting or a spinning wheel and hang out for the day! Of course there will be yarn and fiber for sale too. Get stocked up for the super bowl, that's some good couch time! Our address is 14739 SE Arista Drive, Oak Grove. Let me know if you have any trouble finding us.

Thanks again for filling out the survey, it's been very helpful!