Sunday, November 8, 2009

A 'Fresh' Announcement!

The amazing artisans at Fresh have invited me to join their team, and I have graciously accepted!
This month's stocking is all about is an amazing stocking. Amazing. I am stocking a very special pair of Silly Stripes knit with hand dyed wool by Diane of BugSnugger. 'Naked Branch' is a gorgeous colorway, and I really enjoyed knitting it. I also am offering a Cub Cuddler knit with an amazing art yarn died by Hillary of Dashing Dachs.
I hope you take a moment to come by and see.....there is something for *everyone*!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Cub Cuddler Debut at WSK!

Today is a big day for Little Bear Knitwear! My first pattern, the Cub Cuddler, is debuting at Western Sky Knits on Hyena Cart. :) I am very excited about this. There is also a collaboration between Leidy and I.....your very own Cub Cuddler! Please come see....there is an amazing birthday bash going on! Something for *everyone*. I know where I'll be at 1 o'clock! ;)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Silly Stripes Shoppe Opens Tomorrow!

Please join us!! Here's a sneak peek. ;)

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Licensed Silly Stripes™ Knitters?

Yes!! I have decided to license two amazing knitters to join me in the creation of Silly Stripes™ woolies! Together we'd like to introduce you to the....
Tomorrow we'll be announcing the new licensed knitters as well as giving a few sneak peeks at what you'll find at our grand opening on November 1st. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It has been forever.....and some SS!

It has been forever since I've blogged! With my wrist injury (which I don't think I ever blogged....just talked about in my shop?) I was slowed down to NOTHING for weeks. I spent 8 weeks in a splint *waiting* for recovery...and when I began was painful and I had to really concentrate to get my tension correct. Another time, I'll have to post my shawl I was a "recovery wrap" for me. I knit the whole thing in 15 minute increments-knit 15, ice times!! I'm happy to report that since my injury I've completed *two* pair of Silly Stripes™ longies! The first is a custom pair from pre-injury...they are *finally* complete!

They are for a little guy who uses the they look *loooong*. :) I can not wait to see them on him!

Now....I have been invited to stock at Fresh on Friday! I am very excited!! There will be an in-stock pair of SS longies with a darling tee by Nikki of Tadpoles & Butterflies.

A little peek for you. :)

And....though it may be tricky to may find this if you look hard enough!

{giggle} The first one in MONTHS!

I hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Silly Cranky Stripes Monster Booty Pants

Last spring Amy of Crankypants and I collaborated for a fundraiser for her son's school. We held an auction for a fun pair of pants....a cranky monster top, and some silly legs. Here is what the lucky winner will be receiving!

I hope the winner enjoys using them as much as I enjoyed working on them!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July Drawing Silly Stripes™...

are complete! This month's custom slot sent me yarn dyed by Micsknitz in her Shirley Temple colorway. Using the main colorway and trim skein, and adding two additional solids resulted in these beauties!

They are on their way home now.....I sure hope they are loved! :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cestari Colors Defined by Crayola!

For quite some time now I've wanted to do a cestari~crayola match up to assist with color selection. I finally found a smidgen of time to do so! This was fun! The hardest part was keeping the crayons all for me...and not having them swiped by little hands. ;) So, using a box of Crayola 64 purchased yesterday (I understand older boxes may have different colors?) I matched my color samples with crayons from the box. Here's what I found.

Row One : Zinnia (salmon-press HARD), Mountain Laurel (salmon-press lightly), Lemongrass (yellow green-press lightly), Goldenrod(goldenrod)
Row Two : Country Lavender (wisteria), Babies Breath, Spruce Blue (cornflower blended w/ pacific blue), Hummingbird Vine (red orange)
Row Three : Dahlia Red (red), Moss (olive green-press HARD), Bluet (sky blue), Thistle Pod (sepia-press lightly)

Row Four : Tiger Lily (peach blended w/red orange), Pussy Willow (gray), Spring Pasture (granny smith apple-press HARD), Peony Pink (mauvelous)

Babies Breath is a natural color and Black, though not pictured, is black. ;) can design your very special Silly Stripes™!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

An Exciting Announcement :)

On Friday July 3rd, my stand alone shop on Hyena Cart will be opening!

This has been a long time coming....and I think that I've sorted out how to keep myself from becoming overwhelmed with work, and still be able to collaborate with my friends, guest on congos and knit for my own children from time to time. I am *excited* for this growth.

I will be stocking on the third of each month at 3:30 HC time. You'll find custom spots, instock and a one of my wahm friends as a guest each month.

This month, you'll find one custom slot being sold via lottery, a very special skirty and a brand new design - a Silly Stripes™ Soaker Sack. Joining me are Andrea of Dwell Wool Knits and Kim of Western Sky Knits. It promises to be a great stocking. I hope you'll stop by!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Where are you headed this summer?

So much of my childhood centered around summer trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house. To get there, we hit the highway. Oh...that drive. ;) Back then, we had a station wagon, and we would throw our toys and sleeping bags in the "way back" and hang out for hours. Clearly....that is a travel habit of long ago...but it was fun.
When the gals at iCrave invited me to be part of their traveling stocking....I thought immediately of Route 66. I Googled for images to choose colors that had a Route 66 feeling....and found some beauties.
Here are the Silly Stripes™ I came up with. They are incomplete, so the buyer can choose the cuff. :)

Please join the vendors at iCrave this Friday....and plan to hit the road this summer!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Lucky Email #2!!

You've got an email!!

Thank you all for your support!! Just to let you new Hyena Cart will be opening late this month. There will be in stock woolies...and maybe a custom spot or two. ;) Check it out when you get the chance. :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's Silly Stripes™ Lotto Time

I'm ready to take on a custom pair!! This will be the last time I'm doing a lottery to purchase on my Hyena Cart is *almost* ready to go!!

I will accept email entries until Friday June 5th at noon pacific time. Once I get my kiddos down to nap, I will use a random # generator to choose the winner of the custom slot. Please email your entry to with the subject "June Custom". The subject is *very* important, as I have my inbox set up to filter these emails into a special folder. Please only enter one time. ;) To keep things fair, I'll delete multiple entries.

Remember, this is a you choose all custom slot, so longies, skirties and board shorts/capris are all available in any size you choose. This slot is for *one* pair of woolies except in the case of twins or higher order multiples...then we'll chat about more woolies. ;)

Thanks so much for your continued support!! Thanks for buying WAHM!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Imaginary Play

One of my very most favorite things about childhood is imaginary play. My daughter, Emma, has an amazing imagination and I am forever attending birthday celebrations and tea parties with her. When Lori of Beneath the Rowan Tree invited me to attend her tea party stocking, I was so excited and knew just what to bring!! A Silly Stripes™ Skirty of course!! I was just peaking at Lori's shop and realized what amazing things Hyena Cart vendors have to offer for a tea party...both imaginary and real.

I hope you will come too!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Silly Cranky Stripes Monster Booty Pants!

Whew...what a mouthful! But, it's true! Amy Kett of Crankypants goodness and I are going to be collaborating on a super special, ooak pair of woolies.
Amy is fundraising at her son's school to assist in the building of a play scape for the thrid, fourth and fifth grade. As a former elementary school teacher, this is close to my heart as I believe that *each and every child* needs a place to play, exersise and build social skills with their peers during breaks from the school day. The plan looks great and appears to be a very well planned financial expenditure...but, as money does not grow on trees (as we're all too aware) they need a bit of assistance to reach this goal.
This is where we all come in! Amy requested donations for this fundraiser, and she and I have come up with something pretty special. You'll have to use your imagination to picture it, but....after the winner of the lotto chooses four colors, Amy is going to knit a Monster Booty then send it off to me to Silly Stripe the legs! I am very excited to see these *Silly Cranky Stripes Monster Booty Pants*!

For inspiration.....

Check out this great fundraiser now...there is only one day left!
Vance Playground Project on Hyena Cart

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Capris~Manpris~and a Guest Spot!

I am thrilled to announce that the wonderful ladies of Universal Mama on Hyena Cart invited me to stock with them next week! They are *amazing* artisans and I am honored to have been asked!'s a peek of my offerings for this stocking. I have always secretly wished for twin babies. I wanted to make woolies that "match" but not exactly. Here's what I came up with. Orange, green, blue and a natural....brown for one, cream for the other.

Please join me, along with the artisans of UM next Monday at 10PM HC time. :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Silly Stripes™ and Elliebelly Crayon?

Yes!! It is true! Joyce at Elliebelly invited me to guest at her crayon party on May 7th. I am really excited at the prospect of working her special Melted Crayon stripe set into special Silly Stripes™! Look at this beautiful yarn set...

The best part...there is so much yardage here that depending upon sizing, I can work two pair for twins, siblings or buddies. :) The purchaser of this set may choose to have Joyce send this lovely yarn to me so we can create perfect Melted Crayon Silly Stripes™ together. It is a guaranteed custom slot with purchase of the yarn set.

Don't miss Joyce's Crayon's sure to be colorful!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hey! This is fun!!

LOL!! I'm having so much fun knitting right now. I have been blessed to be invited to do several guest stockings on Hyena Cart, so I am busy knitting those up. They are both a joy and a bit intimidating. I have made all the color decisions...hope you enjoy them! lol
Here's a little peek of a pair of boyish and one girlish.

I also am picking out colors for a tea party...hum...oh, the possibilities!! It will be four of these...see any you just love?

I just love that little picture. They are teeny little hanks that I twisted up to help me when I play with color. I couldn't resist taking a picture of them just tossed together. They're lots of fun!!

Oh, oh, oh!! Here is a little skirty that I completed and sent off to it's new little owner. I can not wait to see it on her. I really enjoyed these colors...this green is called "spring green" and it is named just perfectly!

And, last but not least...I'm working on a summer shawl for myself. This is Mosaic Moon Morwenstow. It is just a breathtaking colorway. Morwenna's colorways are just perfection. My goal is to complete this by my June, this should be complete and gracing my shoulders. I've got a ways to go. ;)

We're having a gorgeous spring day in Washington I'm going to spend some time outdoors with my kiddos...looking for silly inspirations! :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dwell Wool Knits is having a *party*!

And...I was invited!! Can you guess what I brought? ;)

There are some *amazing* wahms coming to Andrea's really should check it out.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Adventures in Knitting

Well, this project was a lot of fun!! Here are Bear's new(ish) Goldfish Shorties. ;)

It was unusually warm in SW WA yesterday, and I was possessed to work on this project again. need the back story.

These woolies started out as a purchase two years ago. They used to look like this....

I pulled them out and was left with

Which went into a lanolin rich soak...kind of neat looking, huh?

And then back into the hank...

And yesterday, I wound it up...added black wool to s t r e t c h the colorway...and voila! New woolies for Bear!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Silly Stripes™ Manpris!

These are super special as they are for my very own Little Bear!! It's about time, huh? ;)

I love this length for the long in between weather of the PNW. Not as long as longies...but not short and chilly either. Pop on a pair of converse or crocs and it's a perfect outfit. Suppose I should find a matching shirt too, huh? Don't mind Bear's belly....he had on an orange tee...and it just didn't quite match. lol

I am really excited to start working on this length for spring....sometime soon you'll see a special pair pop up somewhere special. ;) (wink and giggle)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The SugarBubbie Halter!

I have just received the go ahead from the designer of this top (the very talented Tina of SugarBubbie) to post my test knit of her darling new halter top pattern!! This top is perfect to match up with woolies or in our case, the perfect little top for our little gals out of diapers too! It is a simple knit and I hope you all look into it when the pattern is released. looks like will be soon!! Tina is stocking them at Artiste on April 5th!