About Knitcircus

When not knitting at Little League games, Jaala can be found knitting at beloved LYS The Sow's Ear, a Madison Knitters' Guild Board meeting or her own living room. She's taught both her kids to knit, and even to make tuna sandwiches for the rest of the family, so feels pretty good. If she could only figure out how to knit while typing, she'd be golden.

Knitcircus Podcast #93

Cuddle up and knit!

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes.

Things that Jaala and Amy spoke of during this episode:

Jared Flood and Brooklyn Tweed, Winter 17

Susan B Anderson’s yarn line – Barrett Wool Co.

Book: 200 Fun Things to Knit (and 200 Fun Things to Crochet)

Peace Project by Christina Campbell, the Healthy Knitter

Lopi Affection, by Hélène Magnússon

Book: Huge and Huggable Mochimochi

The Wonderful Wallaby, by Carol Anderson

Belle’s Cabled Hat (not yet released)

Knitcircus Kindness KAL – upcoming!

Holiday Knits

I’ve been frantically getting my holiday knitting organized – never mind it’s halfway through December – and I was recently inspired by folks’ gorgeous socks – and a hat! – knit out of our Feliz Navidad Stripes colorway. Get ready for some sock magic. These knitters got these done pretty darn fast, considering how new a colorway it is for us. Or maybe I’m just the slow sock knitter in the room. I’ll ‘fess up.

Psst…we also put these Feliz Navidad sock sets on sale, so snap them up. They’re vanishing quickly and appearing under Christmas trees all over the country.

Here’s a set knit by Donna on Ravelry, using her own pattern and excellent photostyling:


yarn: Feliz Navidad medium sock set in Greatest of Ease

And here’s Lori’s Vanilla sock set:

yarn: Feliz Navidad medium sock set in Trampoline

It’s always fun to see the stripes pattern reversed, so here’s Florence’s set with green at the cuff:

yarn: Feliz Navidad medium sock set in Trampoline

pattern: How I Make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson

And finally, a hat! I love when knitters use our matching sock sets to make hats, and here’s Sarah’s. This little genius held two strands together from the two balls of yarn in her sock set, and to great effect! She said she had only five yards left from each ball after making her pompon:


yarn: Feliz Navidad medium sock set in Fairy Dust (sparkly!)

We love when you share your projects on Ravelry, and when you do, you’re piqueing some knitter’s interest, and inspiring his or her project-planning brain. Also, it’s kinda like show and tell for grownups and you don’t even have to stand up in front of the class.


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday; Gifts for You

This Thanksgiving weekend, we are very grateful for you, our wonderful customers and knitting community.


Knitcircus is lucky enough to have both an online store and a real (if small) brick-and-mortar store, so we’re thrilled to participate in Small Business Saturday this weekend!


We also want to give you goodies on Black Friday, but want the Knitcircus Crew to enjoy the holiday with family. So we’re offering a free gift online on Friday and both in-person and in the online store for Small Business Saturday!


That’s right! You’ll get a Knitcircus Tape Measure free with any purchase from 8am Friday to midnight Saturday! No coupon code needed; we’ll just add it to your order when we package it up.


We have lots and lots of yarns ready to go both in the Store and online. Please stop by the Studio Saturday from 12-5 and say hi to me. We’re at 634 Grand Canyon Drive in Madison, Wisconsin. Right next to the Mermaid Car Wash; go all the way to the back of the brown Evergreen office complex and you’ll find us there!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend filled with good food, good company and good knitting,