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