Hi there and thank you for stopping by. This year I’m taking time off from craft shows because of the pandemic. I also have a new addition to the family and limited time for knitting. When I can, I’m moving all the projects that have been spoken for into the Archived tab. The Home page will be for projects that are currently available. As of today, all the Animals listed on the Home page are available.

Be well!



Holiday Trunk Show at Fruitlands

Fruitlands Museum Holiday Open House

Knapknits will be participating in the
Fruitlands Holiday Open House, December 1, 2018, 12-5 PM 
Enjoy a festive atmosphere at the Fruitlands Museum Holiday Open House. This FREE day includes special holiday deals in the museum store, craft fair with local artisans, live music, refreshments, and a special celebration of convservator Susan Jackson in the Art Gallery. 

Browse holiday shopping in the Museum Store, where there is something for everyone on your list. Our store features locally crafted ceramics, jewelry, wood items, glass, original paintings and prints, children’s toys, books and so much more. We’ll have holiday crafts for the young ones, so you can browse at your leisure. Receive an additional 5% discount for all customers (that’s 15% off if you’re a member!) plus free gift wrapping and refreshments, too!

Head down to the Wayside Gallery for a Trunk Show with local artisans. Enjoy live music and treats while you shop their collections and get to know the artists behind the crafts.

The Art Gallery and Grounds are open for the day day free of charge. Be sure to visit the Art Gallery where we are celebrating the conservation work of Susan Jackson. Special reception from 1-3pm.

Free Admission for All!

Fruitlands 8th Annual Craft Festival

I’m excited to be a vendor at the Fruitlands Craft Festival again this year.  Please consider coming on Saturday/Sunday, September 22-23 to enjoy the views and all the handmade crafts by New England Artisans.  Stop by my Knapknits booth for quality hand knits, including shawls, ponchos, cowls and scarves, and whimsical little bunnies and bears.



Come and enjoy original handmade craft by 40 New England Artisans during the 8th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands. The Festival is a two-day outdoor tented show set on the picturesque grounds of the museum. Quality juried craft, museum offerings, and stunning views has made the Festival a popular September destination for all. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping and find that original gift for the hard-to-buy-for!

For your entertainment, there is a food truck, the Café, and live music, courtesy of the Summertime Trio, on both days of the Festival. The Guests’ admission also includes entry to the Museum exhibits and trails. It’s a fun day out with family and friends.

Date and Time
Craft Festival – September, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23

Member Adult: $5;
Member Child 12 and under: FREE
Nonmember Adult: $10;
Nonmember Child 12 and under: FREE

Contact Information
978.456.3924 x3 or x8


I love knitting, nature, the ocean, outdoor adventure, healthy eating, cats and a little zen.

I knit for family, friends and seasonal craft fairs, using patterns, designers and yarns that inspire me.  I use quality yarns, usually a merino wool or wool blend with alpaca or silk, often from local artisan dyers.

My niece, Melanie Phillips (melaniephillips242 on instagram), painted the Knapknits business card image and my granddaughter named all of the little animals.  I buy the yarn and do the knitting, but my family provides encouragement, so they too, are a vital part of knapknits.

If you see something you like, please contact me at knapknits@gmail.com