Thursday, September 29, 2011


~*~ K.G. QUICK TIPS ~*~


Good Evening, Beautiful Ones!

We are all aware by now of the benefits of using sulfate-

free cleansing methods on our HAIR & SKIN, but what about 

our CLOTHES???

To keep the colors in my Knitti Gritti scarves bright and 

fresh, I use BORAX, an all natural mineral cleansing powder 

(think - baking soda, but stronger). It's really gentle, gets 

your clothes CLEAN & FRESH & best of all, is really 

INEXPEN$IVE - a big box of Borax is under $3.00 - try 

getting a teeny bottle of Woolite for that low a price! 


Find out more here:

Headwraps for the Upcoming Fall and Winter

Hello everyone! I just wanted to share this awesome write-up on Knitti Gritti from

All Things Naptural

Headwraps for the Upcoming Fall and Winter

This upcoming Fall/Winter season along with wearing protective styles, I am going to branch out with headwraps.

I've always liked the 'idea' of headwraps/scarves, but for some reason never worn them as hair accessories.

Along with protective styles, such as updos, twists and braids, headwraps and scarves protect hair as well. They can be worn on those days when you feel your hair isn't doing what you think it should do.

And if you're like me and get lazy from time to time and leave in styles that need to be taken down - for that "one more week" - scarves and headwraps are perfect for camouflaging old styles.

I have come across some very nice stylish headwraps/scarves on My favorite are from the Etsy shop Knitti Gritti.

Yvette, owner of Knitti Gritti ( - makes beautiful one-of-a-kind hair accessories - that include scarves, headwraps, hats and belts, and if you don't see a certain color scheme that you like, you can have one custom-made!

You just tell her what colors you like, she makes a sketch for you to approve and when it's to your liking - she makes it.

I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but I love her scarves, they are beautifully made and very comfortable. They can be dressed up or down, and the fact that you can get them custom-made to match favorite wardrobe colors is wonderful :o)

Check out my video -, showing the first Knitti Gritti scarf I had custom made.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

WHEW!! Talk about a craaazzzyyy busy day! After a long 10 hour shift at my *for now - until Knitti Gritti makes it BIG* day job, I'm devoting another 5 (as usual) to my true love - creating you all you lovelies! *smile* 

I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm thankful that I work for a company that allows me a flexible schedule, and to provide for my family, but MAN - it's great to finally be out of there (that place can drive ANYONE crazy *lol*) and spending time with my family while working on Knitti Gritti.

Here's my night so far:

  • Leave work and stop by Wal Mart for laundry detergent and this week's lunches for my 6 year old son, Michaelangelo (Gelo for short) to take to school.
  • Check my email, and while trying to respond to customers' messages, get Gelo to sort his laundry (I'm training him young - hopefully it sticks!)
  • Finally kiss my sweetie, after getting the pouty face for not doing it immediately - put her on hold while I tell Gelo to stop carrying his laundry to the washer ONE SOCK AT A TIME *sigh*
  • Get fussed at, apologize with smoochies, attempt to answer more emails...
  • Grab a bite to eat (Hunny picked up Popeyes - she's AWESOME!)
  • Respond to Etsy item queries
  • Tweet, Blog
  • Work on a custom order (this ADORABLE oversized hat - I'll post the pics when it's done!)
  • Pass out.... and go back to work tomorrow for another 10 hours :~D

Saturday, September 24, 2011


So often people come up to me and say, "Ivette, I absolutely LOVE your scarf, it's so beautiful! Can you show ME how to tie it up like that???" And of course I immediately whip my scarf off and give a quick demo *smile*

For the REST of you lovelies out there, who I (unfortunately) don't have the pleasure of seeing face-to-face, an awesome video tutorial was created! Yup, one of my repeat customers, Laquita (who is also becoming a great friend) loved her very first Knitti Gritti Bohemian Head Wrap so much, that she put together an amazing video review AND then went on to make a tutorial for you all that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to tie it! Laquita even went a step FURTHER by showing two tying variations!

  1.   The Bun/Knot Style
  2.   The Turban Style

You all have got to admit, she's pretty amazing for doing all of that, right? In addition to loving her Knitti Gritti scarves, Laquita is the creator of Bobeam (Bo-bee-um) Hair Products :o)

Bobeam's specialty is shampoo bars made with all natural ingredients and they can be used on all hair types, including locs. The shampoo bars contain no SLS or SLES, detergents, surfactants, or sulfates. They are all-natural, 100% vegetable soap, non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic and biodegradable.

Click this logo to see her awesome products!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Knitti Gritti is now on Twitter! Yay! I know I'm all EXTRA LATE, but I finally got a twitter account - don't worry, when you follow me, I won't give you weird updates like "I'm at Starbucks now..."... well not unless its cuz I finally tried the salt and caramel Frapp... mmm.. That sounds GOOD! How many calories is in one of those things anyway?  I'm probably better off NOT knowing... *grin*

Anywayz.. *Yes, I DO ramble.. Often!* Follow me at Twitter @KnittiGrittii !!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Winter is coming - wrap it up!

Made To Order - 80"L Plush Ribbon-Laced Scarves - Have YOURS Made In Your Favorite Colors.

So I just got my first winter order of the year! It's so exciting to make something beautiful that you know is going to also be super functional. My client, Deb asked for this scarf , but she had a different color scheme in mind. After talking to her and also looking at other items she "favorited" on etsy, I chose some materials and put together a sketch for her to review: 

she was a little uncertain, until I knit her a swatch sample and emailed her the pic - then she was so thrilled with my design, she even went on to order a coordinating hat! Awesome! I can't wait till they're finished (but they're going to be so pretty that I'm kinda jealous - I want them for myself! *grin*)

CUSTOM LISTING: Reserved for Debbie. Made To Order - 80"l Plush Ribbon-Laced Scarves - Have YOURS Made In Your Favorite Colors.

As pretty as this is on it's own, I have plans to jazz it up with colorful glass and Swarovski crystal beads - I like to individualize my pieces as much as possible, and when I suggested throwing some extra bling and pizzazz in, she was totally on board (my kinda lady! *grin*)

ESPECIALLY after I showed her a pic of a scarf I had sold last year:

After seeing that, she was all about it! I swear, I love knitting and designing so much - my dream is to be able to do this on a full time basis one day *smile* But in order to make that happen... I GOTTA GET TO WORK *grin* 

Talk to you all later!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Who likes free stuff? Why, YOU do, of course! (me too!)

Who likes free stuff from the House of Knitti Gritti? You AND all of your friends! Let the competition begin!!

Ladies please, no hair pulling or throwing drinks in each others faces (Oh wait, that's the Basketball Wives I'm thinking about... lol - Now you all know my guilty pleasure - reality TV)

Anyhoo... Back to the contest! The FIRST 500 of you lovelies to both subscribe to this blog AND also "LIKE" my Facebook Fan Page will be entered in a drawing to win not only a hat, but one that is custom designed! You and I will discuss the colors, materials, everything! The end result will be a gorgeous One Of A Kind Knitti Gritti Original, made just for you!!

Now GO! :~D

Knitti Gritti

Hello Out There.... And Welcome! *smile*

Hi, Hello, How are ya!

Umm..  This is my first blog. Ever. So bear with me while I get my bearings here.... Gracias *grin*

Okay, Well. My name is Ivette, and I am the creative whirlwind behind Knitti Gritti - Custom Winter Knits & Natural Hair Accessories. My knits are vibrant and colorful, and sometimes kinda quirky - just like me! *grin* And I love them, dearly.

Have you ever created something? Like, whether you sewed a skirt in Home Ec (when schools had money for that sort of thing), or even when you were a little kid, and you painted that watercolor masterpiece with the dried cheerios and glitter on it - Do you remember that warm glow inside when you looked at what you poured yourself into? It was beautiful, it was perfectly YOU - and you thought with a smile - I MADE THIS -   and it's GOOD!. Good for ME, because it's mine... not because of what the teacher or whoever thinks about it.

Well, I'm blessed to have that experience on an almost daily basis, because of my knits. Every time I create one, it becomes one of my children. And I love it - so much so, that it's always a little bitter sweet when I make a sale. I hope that the person who now owns it loves and appreciates all of it's wonderful qualities... and I wonder how it's doing.. I hope none of my lil scarves is at the bottom of someones closet.... but look at them - they're beautiful! Could YOU mistreat something so lovely???

Bohemian Head Scarf: WANT TO SEE MORE?