Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Sugar Plum Holiday Sale

Since I missed Black Friday I decided to run a holiday sale so, here it is!

Shop wide sale @Katidids Knits. Use coupon code 2013Giftgiving now through the new year for 20% off your purchase! This sale applies to in stock items only and excludes special orders.

Uploads for today

More Sugar Plum Dresses accented with buttons from Corina of Ayarina’s Button shop

These dresses will fit a variety of dolls

Check the listings for accurate sizing


Rainbow longies for smaller dolls

they have a 3 inch inseam and are 6.5 inches from waist to hem


And a fun lime green sweater for the 12-18 inch doll. 

Button color may be changed upon request


5 orders shipped today & 4 customs are on the dry rack…they would also be in the mail if I’d remembered to open the heat vent!

Tomorrow we are due for a good snow dump which means… I’ll be inside knitting and have a latte close at hand



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sugar Plum Waldorf dresses finally listed

I’ve had these dresses nearly ready for over a month.

They have been in the design works since early summer but, special orders and my sewing machine took all my spare time.

With Christmas and Black Friday shopping on the way I decided I needed to make them a priority!I

This first dress is washable…I fell in love with the colors & thought most little girls would as well.  The 2 accent buttons are from Corina of Ayarina’s Button shop on Etsy


This single skein of gradient wool has sat in my wool basket for months waiting to decide what it wanted to be. In the middle of knitting the first dress, it nearly jumped up and down shouting at me.  I love how it turned out with the shades of lavender to purple flowing down the dress


A few other items listed

A bright skirt to match nearly any top or sweater


A sweet skirt and sweater set


And rainbow longies for a smaller doll, (which will be listed this afternoon.)


3 or 4 sweater in bright colors will also be listed once I sew buttons on…and that will happen if I can put down the next Sugar Plum dress!

And yes!  I will have store wide Black Friday sale!!

Info to follow tomorrow here and on Facebook!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sweet Vintage Sweet

Another sweet pattern from DaKine Knits. If you’ve not knit one you are missing out. Super fun and a quick knit.  Since our leaves have turned and the frost has been showing early mornings I thought stocking a few warm hats to the Etsy Shop would be a good idea.

Here are a few I recently added


A few Poppy Hats were added as well


And a couple of custom hats that have shipped


And I’ve yet to list…about 5 more. 

As always they are waiting for photos.

Summer saw us super busy with family & the garden so posting’s were far and few between. I still knit off and on so there are numerous items to list yet. Longies are being stocked weekly, doll clothes are piled waiting for….you guessed it photos!

The next few days I’ll have posts of recently listed longies and doll clothes.

I’m back open for customs! 

I have a few in progress (oh,I need to up-date the customs page!) and will have plenty of time for a few Christmas knits as well.

Welcome Fall!

Stay warm out there!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Starting The Fall Knits

It’s 90 degrees out and I’m starting fall knits….

sounds CrAzY right?

With my arm injury unfortunately I couldn’t knit for several months.  This summer the shop sold down till it was nearly empty & I feel like I’m starting all over …

Maybe I need to have a Grand Re-opening? Hmm, need to think about that more.

Anyways, new items stocked to the Katidids Etsy Shop

Pixie hat/BOGO from Carina Spencer….when worn the corners pop up.  Knit to coordinate with


Small Longies.  A next to the skin soft merino wool. I love the colors in this, a twist on the traditional Camo with greys blended in


Waldorf Doll Longies using 100Purewool. 

Bits left over from the newborn outfit


Both are listed to the shop & ready to ship.

Right now the needles are actually empty! 

Doesn’t happen very often LOL! I stayed up last night finishing a bit of personal knitting & I’ll have photos to show once it’s blocked.

Hmm, what’s next?  I’m thinking something a bit girlie

Have a great week!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A few more knits stocked at Katidids Knits

Starting a bit of fall knitting. 

Sized to fit size 3-5 a short sleeved capped sweater and matching hat. Perfect for layering in the changing fall weather. 

I dug into the acrylic/wool blend for this one…making it totally washable!



And then there is a pair of Waldorf Doll Longies. Knit in a  green and grey camo….


These have a 5 inch inseam & will fit a variety of dolls.

Small Longies using Moonlight & Laughter’s worsted wool. (I love her colors)

A fun mix of girlie colors

Ruffles and eyelets ready for ribbons (if you so choose) finish the legs.


That’s all for today, I’ve a few more to list tomorrow and then I will be open again for customs!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This & That

OOPS! Posted here rather than my personal blog!

Ah…., Monday.  Oops I mean Tuesday!  Reality kicks back in. We had such a fun weekend with family. You know how it is, weddings and funerals are the only time you have the chance to see some family due to time, distance & commitments.  A few of my husbands cousins were in from Ohio and PA.  We had 2 days together, talking, eating and laughing as they relived childhood memories & we created new.
But real life kicks back in…
The boys helped me clear over half of the underbrush in the back where I will place the compost bins…hot and stick it was about 86 with super high humidity…we stopped before we melted and cooled off with popsicles. 
The wild blackberries are ripening.  Mr. Fix-It has been donning long sleeves, jeans & boots every few evenings and picking what he can. He’s gone out 2 evenings and harvested a bit over 2 gallonsField picking
This was last nights haul….he said they are just starting to ripen & we’ll both need large buckets when they fully ripen.  I believe this batch will be blackberry jam.
Mike and Jessie brought us a few of their berries as a thank you when they picked up the boys &
 Black Berry cobbler

thrilled Mr. Fix-It with a cobbler.
Since the oven was already on, I used some fresh picked zucchini and made a few loaves of 20130715_162157
Chocolate zucchini bread. It weighs a ton but is soooo good! 

Green beans are calling my name to be harvested this morning.  Since it’s already 78 degrees and they are calling for high 90s I’m heading out to get that done.  Jessie is popping in to help me can some this morning/afternoon.  I have a feeling I’m going to regret not being out at first light!
Have you harvested much this year?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Katidids Knits Etsy Shop Stocking

And it’s about time right?

  My arm is finally healed enough to really knit again & it has been receiving a work out!

Here are a few of the recent Items I’ve listed & will have more up tomorrow.

First up using yummy & super soft 100%Purewool worsted is a SMSS Small Things Kimono and hat set. 


also coordinating longies in the same chocolate. 


Using Little Monkey’s Stitch n Spin worsted merino, a

Darling Sweater Dress” for a 15 inch Waldorf doll. 

The pattern by Ashley Darling on HC


Also listed is a skirt and sweater loosely based on Tomboy knits patterns


The measurements are listed and will fit a variety of  12-16 inch dolls.

At customers requests, I’ve started listing the doll clothes as separates rather than sets.  I’ll be separating the existing sets as well and,  provide links in listings to coordinating garments…I should have most of them done this week but, don’t hesitate to give me a shout out if there is something specific you’d like.

More to come in the next few days

Have a wonderful day


Friday, February 8, 2013

Staying Inside Sewing

is my plan for the day.

Yesterday was a surprising 71 degrees and I was out running errands in my shirt sleeves.  Today it’s 38 and getting colder.  Balmy weather for you up north with chattering teeth becoming buried in snow I know. I think I would rather have a sustained cold than this roller coaster weather.  So I’m hibernating inside with a bit of sewing

My project this morning, working on a quilt. IMG_2069

The blocks are all cut to size, ready and waiting for me to cut & add the upper & lower borders.  How I’ll actually place the blocks I’m not sure.  I had a great design in mind and accidently trimmed a bunch of blocks 3/4 of an inch to short.  The adage “measure twice cut once” comes to mind!

I think quilting is a bit like life. It may not always turn out as you planned but by using what you have it’s still good!

What are you working on today?


Monday, January 28, 2013

Finished Mitts

Ready for the mail tomorrow.

My first pair of “Reading Mitts”  How cute are these!

Knit using Tosh Vintage in Cedar to coordinate with the


second Pfeiffer Falls Hood


Hood Lain out to dry

I really like the mock picot edging and eyelets


All that warmth with a nice feminine touch.

Stitching up a second pair now

What’s on your needles?


Saturday, January 26, 2013

A treat for me

Another  “Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief”

Only this one is for me!

We were at the RV show and I needed something I could work on that didn’t take a lot of focus.  This turned out to be the perfect project & I love the results.

I used Plymouth Yarn “Happy Feet”.

The colors greens, wine and berry with a touch of honey will blend are perfect with my wardrobe.



A little something that I an toss on for added warmth and to dress up my jeans.


Wip’s are coming along.  I’ve a sweater waiting for a hood & I know it will involve a serious game of yardage chicken..reading mitts

one to match the hood and another in shades of greys.

I should have updates and finished photos Monday

Have a wonderful weekend




Monday, January 21, 2013

A Simple Touch Of Luxury

That feel so good & a treat for your dry winter skin

Stitches are knit by me with eco friendly 100% cotton in various patterns

The cotton gently exfoliates and is soft enough for babies skin

My Soap sacks are large enough to handle the big bars and help minimalize waste.  The draw string holds your soap in place & provides a easy hang cord.

Fresh Blue, White & Yellow cheerful spring colors


Neutral Sand and White


These Blue, Ivory & Sand  Spa Cloths are knit double stranded for that extra touch of luxury


making them them a treat for you and a perfect for gifting.

Customize your color to match your bath and they will be ready to ship within a week.

What are your perfect color combinations?


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Age Of Steam and Brass Revisited

Off the needles and in the mail.

I love the simplicity of this pattern which can be worn as a shawl or, draped in front as a scarf.

  It’s a relatively quick knit and allows colors like this “Nova” from Blissful Knits


become paint on a canvas


Right now it’s somewhere between Indiana and Modesto, California on the way to my niece Kelly.

I hope she finds as much joy in using it as I did in the knitting.



I’m still working on the second Pfeiffer Falls Hood. 

Knitting this many cable repeats has been surprisingly peaceful


As of this morning it measures 45 inches long which, is just a hair over half way….unless the mama decides she would like it longer.

What are you working on today?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Organizing My Patterns

My patterns are/were out of control.

When I moved my yarn and fabric into the studio I had everything neat and organized.  Everything but the patterns that is.  Finally able to have a dedicated space, as I gathered them up from various spots about the house I stacked them on the shelves….and as the pile got bigger ….the less I wanted to dive into this mess.


Then through the early fall & holidays I had a case of frenzied knitting for gifts and customers…..and printed more patterns. 


And there were even more designs I knew I didn’t have time to make then but, didn’t want to forget about.   Needless to say I’ve been finding patterns all over….. in the kitchen, in folders in the studio….


I had a major mess.

I spent yesterday alternating between knitting and sorting patterns. I admit it was a all day project and a bit over whelming.  At one point my entire dining room was covered in paper piles, kids hats, sweaters, mittens socks etc.…then the same for adults. But by the end of the day all were sorted in to categories and nearly half into notebooks


3 notebooks down and 4 to go


The remaining piles are sorted so it should be quick work to get them in notebooks

Any patterns I pitched were shredded and added to the compost bin & the folders were some I’d already had.

From here on out I shouldn’t have a problem keeping them organized.

How do you keep your patterns sorted?


Monday, January 14, 2013

Fresh Listings For Waldorf Babies

My brother in law had a few dental appointments last week involving oral surgery….needless to say he couldn’t drive so I was his ride.  While sitting in the waiting room people watching/waiting I knit.  I’ve a few customs in progress but, I don’t like taking others yarn out and about…so I grabbed some stash yarn to play a bit.

Using the last of the Gradient color way from “Little Monkey Stitch N Spin”

& patterns from Ashely Darling…

The Darling Little Romper….shorts or swim suit version for a 10-12 inch doll


The Darling Little Sweater Dress for a 10-12 inch doll


And a modified 3 Tiered skirt and scarf or kerchief also for a 10-12 inch doll.IMG_1852


A few customs nearly ready….

Finishing up a couple of custom rompers

These are designed to fit a 16 inch “Vine Baby”

Rough unblocked progress photos for the Mama

I need to work on the eyes for this one.  I tried to set them so you could change the expression but it turned out a bit creepy to me


The tiger is still waiting for his face.  Trying to decide what I want to do here


A sweater who’s hood should be finished this evening.

  I’m using “Fleur” from Blissful Knits and it’s a dream to work with.


More progress photos should be up tomorrow.