2018 National Parks. Week 7: Gates of the Arctic

We really do hate to play favorites, particularly when each color is so unique and beautiful, but this color is this year’s answer to last year’s favorite, Acadia. For Week 7, we are visiting Gates of the Arctic National Park, and oooh, baby, is it a gorgeous place to be!

Check out our inspiration photo for this park, and tell me that you don’t want to climb right into the screen.

Remember, get this colorway on our website starting today! Make socks with us this Summer as a part of our 2nd Annual Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, otherwise known as Socks on Vacay. Use #socksonvacay2018 on IG while sharing photos of your Knitted Wit/Shannon Squire socks (must use our yarn and Shannon’s patterns to be eligible), and you might just win a prize!

2018 National Parks. Week 6: Everglades

It’s Week 6 of our National Parks tour, and we are heading deep into the swamp of the Florida Everglades today, so watch out for alligators!

We got our inspiration photo from an article about kayaking the Everglades, and, although I’m not sure that’s ever something that’d going to be checked off of our to-do list, it sounds like a pretty dreamy trip.

Remember, get this colorway on our website starting today! Make socks with us this Summer as a part of our 2nd Annual Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, otherwise known as Socks on Vacay. Use #socksonvacay2018 on IG while sharing photos of your Knitted Wit/Shannon Squire socks (must use our yarn and Shannon’s patterns to be eligible), and you might just win a prize!

2018 National Parks. Week 5: Cuyahoga Valley

Week 5 of our 2018 National Parks tour brings us Back to Ohio, as the Pretenders so amazingly sang in 1984, to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We were just in Ohio for the trade show, but did not have time to visit Cuyahoga Valley, unfortunately.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is 33,000 acres of forest, river, and waterfalls through NE Ohio. It’s absolutely stunning, and there were so many aspects of it we could have focused on for our colorway. BUT, we chose this image, as those fall colors made our hearts go pitter-patter.

Remember, get this colorway on our website starting today! Make socks with us this Summer as a part of our 2nd Annual Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, otherwise known as Socks on Vacay. Use #socksonvacay2018 on IG while sharing photos of your Knitted Wit/Shannon Squire socks (must use our yarn and Shannon’s patterns to be eligible), and you might just win a prize!

National Parks enamel pins!

We are soooo excited to share these enamel pins with y’all! They are just what we always dreamed of having, and are the first in what we hope will be many awesome pin designs to share with you.

Hop over to our website and snag one for your knitting bag! Grab a couple skeins of our National Parks colorways while you’re there, and join us on our Socks on Vacay adventures this summer!!

2018 National Parks. Week 3: Black Canyon

This week, we’re showcasing in our National Parks 2018 colorway line Black Canyon, in Colorado. This is a link to the photo we used as inspiration. That view, with the Gunnison River roaming through the canyon, is just the dreamiest.

Black Canyon is gorgeous, but not what you’d call hospitable: much of the canyon has never been settled, not even by the hearty Ute Indians.

Remember, get this colorway on our website starting today! Make socks with us this Summer as a part of our 2nd Annual Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, otherwise known as Socks on Vacay. Use #socksonvacay2018 on IG while sharing photos of your Knitted Wit/Shannon Squire socks (must use our yarn and Shannon’s patterns to be eligible), and you might just win a prize!

2018 National Parks. Week 2: Arches

Let’s go to the desert, shall we, for our second National Parks colorway of 2018. Arches National Park, in Utah, is just plain stunning. Here’s the link to the photo that inspired our colorway.

Did you know that there are over 2,000 natural arches in Arches? The park was established as a National Monument through a presidential proclamation in 1929 by Herbert Hoover and as a National park by Richard Nixon in 1971. It’s been enlarged quite a few times over the years.

Get this colorway on our website starting today! Make socks with us this Summer as a part of our 2nd Annual Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, otherwise known as Socks on Vacay. Use #socksonvacay2018 on IG while sharing photos of your Knitted Wit/Shannon Squire socks (must use our yarn and Shannon’s patterns to be eligible), and you might just win a prize!

2018 National Parks. Week 1: American Samoa

We’re starting our 2018 National Parks releases a week early, because Socks on Vacay 2018 starts on 5/28, and we want you to have this skein in your hot little hands if you’d like to cast on with us on 5/28. Starting on 6/4, we’ll be releasing a new National Parks colorway every single Monday, and they are all so different and inspiring and beautiful and we could not be more proud.

Now, for those who just simply cannot wait, we do have the whole 2018 mega amazing bundle of yarn available, with free shipping. So much amazingness in one shipment.

Our first colorway for the 2018 National Parks line is American Samoa. We’re kicking it off with a park we’d really, REALLY like to visit. (Honestly, we’d love to visit any or all of the National Parks we’re showcasing, as well as the ones we showcased last year, but this one is particularly gorgeous). Here’s a link to the photo that inspired the colorway. It’s an image of Ofu Island’s coral reef, part of the American Samoa National Park. The park was the first US National Park in the Southern Hemisphere.

Get this colorway on our website starting today! Make socks with us this Summer as a part of our 2nd Annual Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, otherwise known as Socks on Vacay. Use #socksonvacay2018 on IG while sharing photos of your Knitted Wit/Shannon Squire socks (must use our yarn and Shannon’s patterns to be eligible), and you might just win a prize!

Socks on Vacay 2018

It’s almost Memorial Day, which means it’s almost time for the 2nd annual Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, hosted by Shannon Squire and me. We had such a great time last year, making all of the socks and drooling over yours, that we can’t NOT do it again this year. And for 2018, we’ve got some fun new things, including amazeballs stitch markers from the amazeballs maker Maria from A Needle Runs Through It (coming soon), the 2018 National Parks colorways from me (the first colorway will be on sale on 5/21), AND a new three-pattern sock collection from Shannon (publishing 5/28). And the Summer of Socks, aka #socksonvacay2018 officially kicks off  on Monday, May 28th.

Just like last year, we are going to be giving prizes, and, just like last year, we aren’t entirely sure what kinds of things we’ll be looking for, but to give you an idea, last year, we gave prizes for:

  • Most Exotic Photo
  • Most Finished Socks
  • Coolest Place to Knit

Among other things. Just knit socks, and have fun doing it, and you’ll be entered to win!

The rules are simple:

  1. You must make socks between Monday, May 28th and Monday, September 3rd, 2018 (aka Memorial Day and Labor Day here in the US);
  2. socks must be made with Knitted Wit yarn;
  3. socks must be made using one of Shannon Squire’s sock patterns; and
  4. you must share photos on IG and use #socksonvacay #socksonvacay2018 AND tag @knittedwit and @shannonsq.

And that’s it! Try to cast on and bind off between those two dates, but if you have a wee bit started before Memorial Day, we’ll try not to ding you.

We are releasing a brand-spanking-new National Parks colorway every single Monday for the entire span of Socks on Vacay (if you know you’re going to need them all, you can even order every.single.one with free shipping in one massively gorgeous bundle here. You can also get all of the 2017 colors here.)

We’re getting so excited about spending our summer surrounded by sock knitting once again, and sure hope you’ll join us!