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 (a nod to my great grandmother). I hope you will be part of the journey.
My intention is to create a welcoming place for everyone 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 and cross stitchers) 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. Stitch. Relax. Join the excitement!
Dixie Knits is an all inclusive shop. Everyone is welcome regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, LGBTQIA.