Monday, December 31, 2012

Darling Little Knits

For Waldorf dolls.

I’ve admired the “Darling” patterns from Ashley Darling  for quite some time & finally purchased them over the weekend.

The Darling  Little Kimono

Using Dashing Dachs “Horsie”

(I think… I’m so bad about keeping the wrappers)

and a button from Ayarina’s Button shop

This is a fun color which is actually very gender neutral.  Pair this with a simple spreen green or sky blue skirt and you would have an adorable outfit for any little doll.


And a Darling Little Sweater Dress

Using Micsknitz “Alice In Wonderland” twist & coordinating trim


These should be listed to the shop this afternoon. I plan to have a few of her Darling Little Rompers & shoes listed in the near future.

These are to fit a 14-16 inch doll.

Wishing you all a safe and fun New Years Eve

See you next year!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Was I supposed to be Cleaning up?


not much is getting done in the studio/workroom cleanup wise but, I’m having fun sewing!


I had a bunch of strips and scraps left over from the doll skirts. I couldn’t throw them out…

They were to bright and cheerful!

I didn’t have enough to make it very big 17 X 20 but it will make a nice doll quilt.


With the strip sizes I was using it ended up a little wonky so I‘m not sure I’ll list it in the Etsy shop but Evie may like it.

Maybe, What do you think?

Finishing the quilting portion now

What did you work on today?


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Waldorf Sets Listed

And actually on time!


Also listed was a “Dark Rainbow” a hand dyed of mine on twist merino


Red, blue, orange & green primary colors

Also finished a sweet skirt of apples and pears for a 14-16 doll


Serged  seams and top stitched


The next few days I’ll be knitting but, the “PLAN” is to clean up the craft/wool room/studio to start the new year with an organized space…..if you don’t hear from me by the first of January

Send a search party!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waldorf Doll Clothes Stocking

Tomorrow I’ll be stocking this set once I have better photos. 

It’s blocking now and I’m hoping for some more great lighting tomorrow

Using one of my favorite colors from Mosaic Moon  “Lorelei”  A Butterfly Shrug using the pattern from Tomboy Knits


The matching skirt is knit of Cascade 220 with a coordinating tie and pockets for tiny treasures


This set will fit a 14-18 inch doll

Listed today….

Unfortunately I don’t remember the color but it is also knit using the Mini Me Three Tiered Skirt


This skirt will fit a 12-16 inch doll

This cold snowy day had me wishing for some sunshine…

which is unattainable right now.  But bright pretty wool is not thank goodness!

This skirt was listed this afternoon


Not quite as full as the others but it will fit a 12-16 inch doll

Tomorrow, a coordinating shrug will be added.

Custom Mitts are up next 3-4 pair!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas full of Joy and the Spirit!


Monday, December 17, 2012

A Few Finished Knits

Just a quick post to update a few finished knits

Trying to ship in plenty of  time for Christmas there are quite a few I neglected to take photos of but here are a few things I’ve recently completed

A replacement shorts and sweater set for a 14-16 inch doll

I had donated 3-4 sets to an adoption fundraiser and missed removing the original set from the Etsy shop. I only realized my mistake when I was wrapping to ship….this is the replacement set for an understanding Mama.


Ahoy Princess Beret Pattern by Elena Nodel & knit using Blissful Knits Adore superwash.

An interesting pattern, one that had me learning a few new stitches.  It was finished with a coordinating flower on the sideIMG_1594

Just listed, a 12-16 skirt.

I’ve just enough left of the main color for a coordinating shrug if needed. 


And a few sewn cotton skirts listed to the shop.

These will fit 14-18 inch dolls




And for Sara, the winner of the skirt give away…they  are ready to ship this afternoon

Here is one of her choices


There were 5-6 other shipments that went out I realized to late without photos…which really bugs me!  I’m hoping the Mama’s will send pics

One set of mitts to finish for Christmas shipping today.

Not to bad with a fractured arm, torn rotator cuff and bicep if I do say so myself!

Off to knit!

Stay warm out there


Friday, December 7, 2012

Are You Ready For A Quick Waldorf Doll Skirt Give Away?

And I mean quick!

The drawing will be held Monday evening December 10th

I said quick right?

This still allows me a few days to make & ship to you in time for a extra gift under the Christmas Tree! (Canadian entries are welcome but mail time may be delivered beyond Christmas)

This is my first give away so shout out if I’ve forgotten anything

The give away is for 2 cotton print Waldorf Skirts of your choice from the fabrics shown.


The fabric is shown in 5.5 inch strips to show print size

Choice 1


Choice 2


Choice 3


Choice 4


Choice 5


your entry(s) need to include the 2 fabrics you choose, waist & length measurement you need

How to enter:

Follow the Katidids Knits Blog and let me know

Follow me on Facebook. @KatididsKnits

If you are a prior customer of either on Etsy, Hyena Cart or Facebook, leave me a message in your entry it will count as 2 entries

Share on Facebook…Extra Entry!

Blog about it and send me a link,  Extra Entry!

Tweet about it and send me a link Extra Entry!

Remember, each entry needs to have your fabric choices & the skirt waist and length you need

The drawing will be held Monday evening between 8-9 pm.  The winner will be announced on Facebook and the blog.  The winner will have 24hrs to respond with a mailing address.  If there is no response, I’ll draw again.

Good luck!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf Is in the Mail!

And it turned out beautiful if I do say so myself.

Using Tosh vintage in “Sea wash”  The pattern can be found on Ravelry Pfeiffer Falls Hood

IMG_1407There are a few things I will do different on the next, such as the hood decreases.  Some go up the back and then just stop which leaves a bit of a squared effect…

A quick rain shower cut short our time for many photos but we did get a few.  IMG_1412

There was enough left over for a pair of “Palm Readers” from Vampire Knits


Photos today of a shrug and coordinating mitts….as long as the sunshine holds up.

On the needles now is a Ahoy Princess Beret by Elena Nodel

I’d started it in one shade and changed to this red


Hello, My name is Katie & I am a stitch marker junkie


One can never have to many stitch markers.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

On the Needles With Katidids Knits

On the dry rack blocking …

Fingerless Mitts using Tosh Vintage in the color  “Seawash”

I really enjoy knitting with Tosh, it seems to just glide right off the needles and the repeats have worked well for the chosen projects.  There is a Hooded scarf blocking which I’ll photo tomorrow


Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a houseful of people and food, lots of play and laughter. 

With all the commotion I didn’t work on custom knits but, I did play with some color and make a few waldorf doll sweaters to coordinate with fabric skirts


Aside from the pink & red, I’ve purple, teal, and 2-3 more in the pile.

I need to find a few minutes to finish the skirts and they will be listed.


to the Katidids Etsy Shop soon either as sets or, to purchase individually

On the needles now

A sweater using “Fluer”  on Adore superwash from Blissful Knits


And a Shrug with another yummy Blissful Knits stunner

“Starry Night”


I should have WIP photos up soon for Mama’s

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Katidids Knits Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale


Christmas shopping for Waldorf or Disney Baby clothes? 

New items added this week

A romper

Shown on a 16inch doll knit in a washable blend


A OOAK wool set to fit 14-18 dolls


A washable skirt to fit a 10-14 inch doll


and a acrylic sweater to fit 16-18 dolls


More to come when I finish current custom orders

A fun new hat and cowl set I was honored to test knit

The “Sugar Pine Hat & Cowl” from Aimee Alexander

Super cute and most importantly warm!

This is an adult size wool blend to fit head circumference up to 22 inches

Sugar Pine Grey Set (1)

Again in child size knit with wool

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And a wool blend in a nice GN hunter green

Sugar Pine Green (8)

Looking for colors or items you don’t see?

Just leave me a message !

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe shopping !


Friday, October 26, 2012

Little Bits For The Little People


Fresh off the needles and soon to be listed

More Waldorf doll clothing!

For a 10-12 inch doll

Skirt using Shasta Daisy Knits Spring Garden

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Again using Spring Garden, a “Butterfly Shrug” patter by Shannon Talbott accented with a button from Ayarina’s Button Shope

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Another skirt this one is for a 16-18 inch doll

using Blissful Knits “Citron”

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Listed yesterday longies for a 16 inch doll

Using 100%Purewool in the colorway Woodsman

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Listed the first of the week more longies. 

This time I used “Mr. Roboto” from Dear Husband

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And last but not least, I was asked to make a collection of washable acrylic clothing.

This last pair is for a 16-18 inch doll and will be listed tomorrow

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Fun shades of taupe, white, lime and turquoise blue.

A test knit for Dakine Needles is on the needles now.

It’s flying off the needles & I know it will be another hit for Nicole.  

Should have progress photo’s up tomorrow

Stay warm out there!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Sometimes the beauty

Is in the simplicity. 

Such is the design of this kerchief

 Age of Steam & Brass

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combined with a color way from Lunabud Knits

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Designed to be worn as a kerchief or a backwards shawl with the length draped in the front.  The ends are long enough to wrap around the neck comfortably. 

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A kerchief to wear in the *v* of your jacket to keep your chest warm & leave on as an fun accessory…..

I think I need to make one for me!