Sneak Peek into the Retreat: Katie from Yarn Love

┬áHave you ever wanted a day away, to yourself, in a luxurious retreat, surrounded by yarn? Saturday, November 8th is our annual Knitwits Day Away Retreat and since we had such a lovely time last year at the Wiedemann Hill Mansion, we decided to visit the mansion again this year. Really, can you blame us? Just look at those photos - the mansion is exquisitely decorated and the architecture is incredible - not to mention the view! Every year we try to make the Retreat special through … [Continue reading...]

Knits for Men: A Ravelry Roundup

My husband, Alex, has told me that he never wants me to knit him a sweater. As a knitter, this is the kind of remark that you take as a challenge. But it's also a remark that makes you wonder - why would someone speak such blasphemy?! In his defense, he is very picky about his clothes. But in my defense, I am a very discerning pattern-picker (which is now an official word. You're welcome.). And in my searchings I came across a few knits for men that I think would make the cut for him - but … [Continue reading...]

Knit Cardigan Sweaters: A Ravelry Roundup

Fall weather is for cardigans. That’s just a fact of life. Something about the cool, crisp weather + a cozy cardigan feels right. The nights are getting cooler, and we’re moving into the season of pumpkins, apple cider and buckets of candy. So, of course, I went on a hunt for some cute knit cardigan […]

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Light Fingering and Lace Knit Shawls: A Ravelry Roundup

I have a bundle of gorgeous Unique Sheep fingering weight yarn that I’ve been holding for something special. I’m sure you do the same thing. You see a yarn you can’t live without, but you don’t exactly have a pattern in mind for it….you can’t help yourself, though, and you go ahead and add it […]

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Fall Inspired Knits: A Ravelry Roundup

It’s official. Summer is on the way out, and now that we are in September, we’re getting closer and closer to fall and – yikes!! – the holiday season. But let’s take it one day at a time before we start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, shall we? In the meantime, here’s a little roundup […]

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How to use Pinterest like a pro

A couple weeks ago, I taught a class at the shop all about how to use Pinterest like a pro. There was interest in me summarizing what we talked about so people could have a handy reference. So, here’s what you need to know: Signing up for an account There are two different ways you […]

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Socks, socks and more sock patterns: A Ravelry Roundup

I don’t know if it’s still because I’m hung up on the knee socks from last week’s roundup, or if it’s the giveaway that was hinted about on our Facebook Page, but I’ve had sock patterns on the brain so my Ravelry Roundup this week is all about feet accessories. Because feet look way cuter […]

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Transition Clothes from Summer to Fall – a Ravelry Roundup

School has started and we’re facing down the dog days of summer. It put me in the mood for a Ravelry Roundup about transition clothes from summer to fall. Except for pants, these five patterns will make a complete look for these days where you need to be prepared for warm or cool temps. Alright, […]

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Christmas in July & Frabjous Fibers Trunk Show Recap

Did you miss our Christmas in July Open House? Well, here’s a little recap of the day so you can see what you missed! The event really centered around Wonderland Yarns by Frabjous Fibers. If you aren’t already familiar with the line, Frabjous Fibers offers yarn, felted bags, spinning fibers, patterns and more. We had […]

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Knitwits Contemporary Yarn Shop Virtual Tour

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After a battle with iMovie, I finally figured out how to put together a little virtual tour of our yarn shop! It isn’t too long – just about 48 seconds – and is more of a tease to get you interested in stopping by (because we want to meet you!) but it’s still pretty fun. […]

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