I was born and raised here in Pensacola. Seems I learned to knit and crochet in Girl Scouts, though I’m not really sure. The knitting stuck, not so much the crocheting. I also learned to sew when I was young. Guess you could say I like to work with my hands. Still do, as a matter of fact.
Although I took a few years off from all the handwork, when I did pick it back up, it came back naturally. It is so relaxing and therapeutic. Ahh, I felt grounded again. The needles are still in my hand to this day.
While living in Sarasota, I found my dream job at a fabulous knit shop. I worked there for many years and loved it. This shop spoiled me for any other shop. In 2014, we moved back to Pensacola. I longed for the shop in Sarasota and so, decided to create my own. Here begins Dixie Knits. I hope you will be part of the journey.
Our intention is to create a welcoming place for people to come and enjoy themselves, immerse their hands in wonderful, rich fibers and their minds in ideas. Together, we can create a community of needle crafters, a destination for knitters, crocheters (and yes, needle pointers) to have fun, learn, conquer, and explore in a relaxed environment. Together, we can look forward to fostering new friendships in a unique atmosphere that is safe and friendly. This is your knit shop. Come. Visit. Knit. Join the excitement!