Friday, July 11, 2014

The coveted...

...Vervaine is back!! For those of you who do not know this was the colorway that began my Tea and Yarn Club years ago. It is my most requested colorway and I only dye it about one time per year, sometimes more if I get requests. Why you ask? Because it takes me 5 times as long to dye this colorway, it is hand painted in 1-3 inch sections. I don't hand paint any other colorway, so my studio is not set up for it. It's kind of a hassle to tell you the truth.

I'm offering it in 2 bases, Seella, a super strong Superwash BFL and Nylon blend with 470 yards and Lublu Sock a scrumptious and soft Superwash Merino and Nylon blend.

Get yours reserved today! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

#9 Winner

We have a winner for Giveaway #9! Please contact me by next Thursday with your mailing address to claim your prize.

The winner posted the following:


KnitbyBitDesigns-RAV ID

Monday, June 9, 2014

Giveaway #9

Up for grabs this week is a most beautiful skein!! I am keeping one for myself and plan to make a 2 color shawl for my Mom with it.

This particular skein that I'm giving away has some over-twisted strands in it. Not sure how long, but it doesn't look to bad at all! It is Luminosity (Superwash Merino, Bamboo and Nylon).

FYI: Just so you know, the second person drawn for the winner on Giveaway #7 was the winner. I still have not heard from the winner of Giveaway #8. So, you still have a chance at #8 if they don't come forward by Thursday!

If you are chosen the winner I will post on Friday in a separate post, you are responsible for contacting me by the following Thursday or I will draw another winner.

To enter please leave a comment below!

Friday, June 6, 2014


Please contact me at by next Thursday to claim your prize!

Giveaway #7: (the first winner didn't contact me :(

Beautiful skein!

Giveaway #8:

beautiful colourway!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Giveaway #8

...Enduring Sock

It's a bad one this time! The steamer ran dry and part of one skein has been fried! It could be useful to someone, though. This colorway is a best seller, I call it Warm.

Leave a comment and the winner will be drawn on Friday! The winner is responsible for contacting me to receive the yarn.

1 skein is up for grabs!!

Winner Posted!

Please forgive me for not announcing the winner for the Purple Skein of Luminosity last Friday. We needed to leave town unexpectedly early on Friday and did not return until late last night.

The winner is Becca! Becca, please contact me asap with your mailing address! (You have 1 week to do so, or a new winner will be chosen.

This looks gorgeous, I promise I would put it to good use :)

Watch for another giveaway soon!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Giveaway #7

Drawing will be Friday! You need to contact me if you are the winner!!

This skein of Luminosity has a strand a few yards long that is over-twisted and I can't sell it.

Leave a comment on this post and you could win!


Monday, February 24, 2014

To give...

...or to keep. That I just cannot decide. When I started knitting I intended to give this to a friend, but I love it so much! It's handspun yarn and I didn't spin it. It was well worth every penny I paid. It was beautifully spun and I enjoyed knitting with it so much. It's one of a kind, so I want to keep it. But then I ask myself: Do I really want to knit the same sweater again, but with different yarn? Maybe, maybe not. That will all depend on the yarn, it could make or break the knitting experience. I know, I could find another sweater, nothing hit my fancy and I know this will fit next year.

The Pattern: It's a one size pattern with no gauge given...not my kind of pattern because I always change something. I figured out the gauge by figuring out how many stitches for the chest and went from there with my gauge for my handspun. It's was such a cute and easy pattern I went with it.

The Yarn: It was 150 yards per 4 ounces. Gotta love a bulky yarn once in a while!

It took me a week to make this sweater. That is all I wanted it to take, after all it was suppose to be a gift and I had 2 other projects on the needles.  The sweater will fit the child next fall/winter, so I have plenty of time for another. One more reason to keep it :)

Here is my little sweet modeling it for me. She just turned one!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Have you heard...

...about the Valentine Tea and Yarn Package? It is extra special for the month of February!

I am introducing a new yarn to my line up and you'll be the first to get it! But that is only half of it; you get 2 skeins (at a discounted price)!

I'm dyeing the yarn in coordinating colorways, so you can use them together in a project or if that doesn't suit your fancy, you get to make two projects! It's not the typical fingering weight either. It's a very special yarn with 8 plies, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's a bulky weight! It's not that either.

The Tea is extra scrumptious, it has to be since it's a Valentine's package right??  It is called Wonder-Berry Chocolate Truffle -- that just sounds wonderfully delicious! I know, I've tried it several times.

There will be sweet extras in your package as well. After all it's Valentine's day!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

When the perfect pattern...

...doesn't exist, you must be daring and create your own. At least this is what I did. After endless shopping in stores and online for the perfect color purple shirt, I gave up. I didn't care what style it was after a while, I just need a shirt for my daughters skirt! This was about 3 weeks before our trip to Chicago and I decided to design my own. I was crazy, but felt confident that I could execute! Just that I did.

The Yarn: Sumptuosity Fingering Yes it was the most luxurious yarn in my line up for a 6 year old, but it was the perfect color, not to be found anywhere else. I know! It was a 2 of a kind. I had a little dye left over from two other batches and stuck them in the pot together and this is what I got. I had no idea at the time I would be the one using them. It was really perfect and meant to be!

The Pattern: I started two other patterns, hating them both. I couldn't find a feminine vest with a decently written pattern, so thus the reason I designed my own. I'm not sure if I'm going to write this one up or not...I'm just not very good at it. I suppose I could hire someone to do it for me, but then that's not really the same.

I decided I didn't want a full sweater, but a vest would do very well and I only had two skeins. I didn't want to use them as fingering, as it would take too long and I needed the vest to have more body anyway so I doubled them up getting a DK weight. It was perfect!

I took Katya's measurements and starting knitting. I love this yarn and knitting with it is pure luxury! It was going so well, the lace pattern was perfect and I was very confident that I was on the right track.

I finished in under two weeks, with plenty of time to spare before our trip and I was very much pleased with the finished vest! It barely fits her now, but we both look forward to Victoria wearing it.

I love that she is so proud to wear her Mama's hand knits! David on the other hand will only wear green. His vest will be next and yes of course it's green, John Deere Green...kind of, at least he thinks so!