Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Featured products for Mom & Baby

We are very excited to be featured on another blog "Mod Moms Shops"! Holly definitely has an eye for style and we are looking forward to participating in a product give-away in January. So keep an eye on that blog.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

And here we are, our very first interview on

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oh so pretty photoshoot

We tried. It took hours! Literally. Almost all day but we got some good shots for some upcoming exposure on and we thought it was about time to have some nice Knittles pics!!!
Along with profile photos we took the shots of all the unlisted and unsold product. So I have about 4G to deal with and my  laptop is not liking it. So there will be some new listings in the store, hopefully before Christmas, if we get around to it.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mini Cable Wrist/Arm Warmers

It was long and painful process, but I just finished these and LOVE them. A pair of black merino wool wrist and arm warmers for my friend, made in this cool little mini cable stitch that I had to personalize a little. The pattern will be available in January in our Knittles.Etsy.Store. I should really stop being attached to the stuff we make. I might have to buy them back when she is done with them - summer?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Last Craft Sale of the Season

Last chance to catch up on some fuzzy warm handmade Christmas gifts:

Christmas Artisan Fair
Saturday, November 29 
Time: 10am - 3pm
Where: Dalhousie Community Centre
5432 Dalhart Road NW

After this last fair, Knittles is gonna wrap up for the season and contemplate some new styles, concepts and plan for 2009. 

Friday, November 21, 2008

Want to pay in CAN?

Yes we know, our Canadian loonie hasn't been performing that well against US dollar and those Canadian shoppers on Etsy have noticed. If you are the kind of shopper (almost like us) and like to support Canadian artisans and Canadian businesses, we do have an option for you.

Please visit our Canadian store on a relatively new but very pretty and functional site
The inventory on the site is limited, but if there is anything you like in our etsy shop or have seen us at a local shows, just send us a note. We are very accommodating and there are lots of ways to get you warm hand-made goodies and we will always give you a Canadian rate.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Local Shows in Calgary

Wanna get some woolly, warm, handknits for a deal??? Come see us at one of our craft shows and you'll get Canadian pricing for your all original, designed by us and made with our two hands, handknit items. We even have some one-of-a-kind hats, and also some new designs that we haven't yet had the time to post in our shop. We're also taking custom orders, and will be arranging for local pickup or delivery (so as a bonus, you also save on shipping costs). But the real bonus??? Meeting the brains (and beauties) behind knittles. Find us here:

Sunday, November 23, 12pm - 4pm, CRESTMONT CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, 12400 Crestmont Blvd SW

Saturday, November 29, 10am - 3pm, CHRISTMAS ARTISAN FAIR, Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road NW

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Featured in SweetMomma has featured our duo tone lux chunky cowl in their holiday gift guide. I don't blame them, what momma wouldn't want a super luxerious, silk/alpaca/merino wool yarn that will keep you stylishly warm throughout the coming winter??? I want one for myself, but haven't found the time to make it yet, whoa is me... Best part? You get to choose your favoritecolours!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Virtual Arts & Craft Show from

We thought we'd try and we think it is a neat idea. Online Craft show where you sort of have your own "virtual booth". So far there are only 19 crafters featured and more being added. We will link to our "craft booth" once it is set up, but for now - go, check it out! There's never enough craft sites.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Knittles Festival Knit Cowl

Oh we were so excited to see knittles on the front page of etsy with our Festival Knit Cowl. It's really my favourite item at the moment, loved the yarn so much that I had to make one for myself and was wearing it to work today. Sorry for the crappy photo, taken with Apple's Photo Booth

We are gone from the front page by now, but I have a screen shot to add to my collection.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wow - 3D Knit Dresses

Found these crazy awesome dresses through Twitter post.  The knitted dresses are by  Fashion designer Sandra Blacklund. Again, if only I had more time, would love to try something like this, hmmm maybe for work Christmas party. After all, knittles spent at least 187 hours in the month of October on fulfilling custom orders for Etsy and local lovers of handcrafted knit hats.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Knittles in Etsy's Handmade Blog

We were thrilled to find our stylish Hunter Hat in Etsy's Handmade Blog article, along with such cool items. I want pretty much everything on that list, not sure it is "budget" enough for me, need to sell a few Hunters first.

Monday, October 27, 2008

If only I had the patience...

To knit something larger than a neckwarmer, or hat. I've tried, have sweaters and vests (baby no less) started, sitting in my knitting box, still on it's needles. Here are a few designs that inspire me, and when I have a minute or two (or a few hours or days) to myself, maybe I'll start it, and perhaps....a very huge perhaps, I'll actually finish it. A girl can dream can't she?

Top Down Garter Stitch Yoke Vest by Naganasu

Raspy by kim hargreaves

love this design, so casually chic, like when bedhead was all the rage and you'd spend hard earned money on product that would make you look like you haven't washed your hair in weeks.

the yarn for this project was bought over a year ago, and do you think i've even attempted it yet? dust on the bag says no.

it did, however inspire me, and that's how the fabulous unravelled hat was born. It's still one of my favorite hats to make.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Shopping Extravaganza

Knittles had the first Craft sale of the season, the holiday season that is. We got to test our new hat displays - they worked out great and definitely made the table look so much better. Got lots of comments as well. Oh yes, and of course the trees - they were cute as well and definitely let us display the kids hats better - lots of people stopped by and commented on our handmade cuteness.

For the next week we are
going to be working hard on  Children's hats. It seems like we always have the wrong size hats for children :-) So need to make more 3+ sizes along with finishing 8 neck warmers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Wicker Head Displays are here

2 boxes of sweetest display heads arrived today from Cathay Imports in Vancouver. Love them, the "handmade look" goes really well with our hats and scarves, wish they had hands too for mittens.

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Knittles Awesome Earflap Hat

Found us on, someone noticed our Awesome Earflap Hat. Yes, the name is a bit cocky, but it is what is is - just plain awesome hand knitted hat. Love it every time I make it (sold 5 hats so far including the vegan version from 100% cotton yarn) and keep thinking of making one for myself.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Find Us in Calgary

We have been busy booking craft sales and knitting away, a lot, both for our shop sales and for this season's  Craft sales, Artisan Fairs and other events. If you are around Calgary, find us at the upcoming events:
What: Shopping Extravaganza Event
When: October 25 (Saturday) 10 am - 4 pm
Where: McKenzie Lake Community Centre
16198 McKenzie Lake Way, SE, Calgary

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shop Showcase - whiterabbit21

What can I say, my family is talented. Innovative and cute, whiterabbit21 has wonderfully crafted items in her shop, colourful & felt boxes, adorable tote bags, intricate greeting cards, and much more. Check her out.

"Whiterabbit21 is all about making fun and functional goods out of fabric, felt and paper. Vintage fabrics, rick rack and buttons are my some of my favorite things and I try to incorporate them whenever possible while keeping the design simple."

Welcome wearthou!

Gorgeous jewellry from a brand new etsyier - and my talented auntie, wearthou:

"Wearthou (Wear Art Thou) is simply about making fun, sophisticated jewelry using sterling silver, wood, gemstones, and glass.

My husband, the woodturner, made all the wooden pendants on his lathe. You'll find beautiful exotic woods such as Cocobolo, East African Blackwood, Black and White Ebony, Purple Heart, Macassar Ebony and more. Check out his work at

We are committed to environmental sustainability so all our woods come from Certified Sustainable Forests (CSF)."

Yummy, yummy wood/silver pendants - most exciting!

What's in store for 2008...

Too many ideas, not enough time!!! Is it just me who feels this way? O & I have high ambitions for knittles this year. There are tonnes of ideas floating around in our heads, and we just don't have enough hands to make it happen as fast as we would like it to.

The first change in our shop is the addition of a few specific lines of accessories. The first being our luxury line. This line is made of the most luxurious fibres, silks, alpaca, cashmere, etc. It truly is a luxury to work with these yarns. Too bad internet shoppers can't touch & feel these items, they are scrumptious. Hunter is an example of a new style in the Luxury line.

Another Line we've started for the New Year is our Organic Baby line of hats & all things baby. The yarn we use is 100% certified organic, and is the cotton's natural colour - no dyes here. Coming soon to this line will be soother clips, bibs, wash cloths, in addition to the absolutely adorable baby hats that we currently have listed.

Also in the works are neck warmers & scarves. We've been concentrating on hats for so long, now that spring is creeping closer, we thought we'd look into designing & making some other accessories for the upcoming warmer weather. This chunky neckwarmer is a favorite of mine that O has made. It's so versatile, being able to wear it several different ways, and it sure makes a statment. I love.

Patterns, finally!

After much request, we're very excited to introduce our new line of patterns for knittles' best selling hats, for those who share the craft of knitting and crocheting. Our slouchy crochet beret is available, as is our knitted brimster hat. They're only available in pdf form, and they are emailed within 24 hours of purchase. We will be adding to this collection of patterns as soon as we have some time to sit down and scribble down our notes.
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