Since we started selling KidKnits kits, we’ve been looking for a way of allowing people to make their finished hats uniquely KidKnits.  This past summer, when we were in Kenya, we learned of a group, called Uhunzi, that makes amazing tags out of recycled aluminum, and we wondered if this could be our answer.  After…

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KidKnits is excited to announce the debut of a new yarn color, courtesy of our partners at True Vineyard Ministries!  The new color is called Dejina, and is a deep shade of green.  It is dyed with a leafy plant called Dejina in Kinyarwanda.  While I don’t know the exact name of the plant in…

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Ten Thousand Villages!

KidKnits is very excited about our upcoming trunk show at Austin’s Ten Thousand Villages store.  Ten Thousand Villages is the premier fair trade store in Austin, and they have been so gracious to host this event for us.  What can people expect if they come by the store at 1317 S. Congress Avenue between 1:00…

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Perhaps no single photo from our recent trip to Rwanda better captures what KidKnits is all about than this one, for many different reasons. First, one of Ellie’s favorite parts of the trip was playing with the children of the women working for TVM’s, particularly with Diana, Febrice, and Clemonce.  Second, while KidKnits and TVM’s…

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One of the amazing people that we’ve had a chance to meet and interact with here at KidKnits is Bethany Dailey from gettinitpegged.com.  Bethany writes a blog about loom knitting, and has recently learned about KidKnits yarn.  She is getting ready to publish a new book of knitting patterns called Loom Knitting for Little People,…

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Yarn is coming!

Throughout the young life of the KidKnits project, having enough yarn to satisfy the demand has been a great challenge.  So, it is with great excitement that I can share three pieces of good news coming from our partner, True Vineyard Ministries, all within the past 36 hours.  From short term to long term: 1.…

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The KidKnits team packed up several kits this afternoon, which means two things:  1) we have received several orders this weekend, and 2) we have yarn!  We are so excited about where KidKnits is headed, and with our partner True Vineyard Ministries being able to get 20 more sheep this past week, and with plans…

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Before there can be a KidKnits knitting kit there must be yarn.  Before yarn, wool.  Before wool, sheep.  Thanks to our partners at True Vineyard Ministries, more sheep are on the way to the team in Rwanda!