kittygrrlz

Unique and colorful hand spun yarns of all types!

Schererville, Indiana

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Announcement    Thank you to everyone who has purchased my hand spun yarns - I appreciate you all more than you know! I am currently not spinning new yarns, but am keeping my shop open for now as I do hope to return to my spinning wheel. The best place to find updates and to know when I'm spinning again is Kitty Grrlz Hand Spun Yarns on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/kittygrrlzhandspunyarn
5-27-17: I have no plans at this time to reopen my shop and I have no remaining yarns for sale. Thank you to everyone who supported my shop over the years!

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Last updated on May 27, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has purchased my hand spun yarns - I appreciate you all more than you know! I am currently not spinning new yarns, but am keeping my shop open for now as I do hope to return to my spinning wheel. The best place to find updates and to know when I'm spinning again is Kitty Grrlz Hand Spun Yarns on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/kittygrrlzhandspunyarn
5-27-17: I have no plans at this time to reopen my shop and I have no remaining yarns for sale. Thank you to everyone who supported my shop over the years!

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About kittygrrlz

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Kitty Grrlz Hand Spun Yarns - Color. Texture. Individuality.

Kitty Grrlz existed before the knitting and yarn spinning did - the name came from my two cats, Jinx and Bug Juice. Only Bug Juice is still with me but the name is a constant reminder of the original "Kitty Grrl" - Jinx.

In 2004, I was making jewelry and I did the DIY Trunk Show in Chicago as part of the "Crafty Librarians" . . . well, something happened at that show that changed my life . . . I learned how to KNIT!

The local Stitch n Bitch group was there offering free lessons, so of course I went up and tried it. They provided acrylic yarn and metal needles. They showed the cast on and then the knitting. I was all thumbs, seriously. I never thought I would get it! I felt like an idiot and was sure the girl trying to teach me thought I was too. BUT . . . when I got home I went out and bought some purple yarn (my favorite color) and started knitting. I just knit and knit and knit . . . I ended up knitting a long rectangular object that today most resembles a table runner (yes, I do still have it!).

That was the beginning. I jumped into knitting full speed ahead and by the next year at the very same show (2005 DIY Trunk Show), I was there with hand knit items. Lots of them. AND, I wore the sweater that I knit. Enthusiastic and happy that I'd found something I really enjoyed . . . knitting was calming and I loved working with the various colors.

But, you say, don't you spin now more than knit? Well, yes, I probably do, but had I never learned to knit . . . I wouldn't have come across the Yarn Wench. In the summer of 2006, a fellow librarian forwarded a link to her Pirate Yarns. I was definitely intrigued so I bought one and I was hooked! It was so soft! (I didn't know wool could be so soft!) and I just became entranced by her art yarns! I still use the occasional craft store yarn, but using hand spun has definitely spoiled me and I do prefer it over any other kind!

Then, she started selling hand-dyed fiber, and of course the wheels were turning . . . if I could buy the fiber and spin my own, then I could sell the yarn AND the knit items with my own yarn! It just sounded so fun . . .

So that's what I did. I took a class in December 2006 and bought my wheel December 17, 2006. I have been spinning and selling my hand spun yarns ever since!

Kitty Grrlz is all about color, texture and individuality - I pride myself on using soft, wonderful, colorful fibers and spinning high-quality unique and functional yarns for your smaller knit, crochet or fiber art projects, or to use along with other yarns for larger projects. What you can do with my hand spun yarn is only limited by your imagination - I hope it inspires you to create!

Shop members

  • Bobbi-Jean

    Owner, Spinner, Knitter

    I'm Bobbi and I spin unique and colorful hand spun yarns and knit. Kitty Grrlz is just me - I do all the spinning, knitting and run all aspects of the business but a huge part of the identity of Kitty Grrlz are my two cats - Bug Juice and Jinx

  • Jinx

    The Original Kitty Grrl

    Jinx was really the inspiration for the Kitty Grrlz name, the GRR came because she was a little feisty and I always called her my kitty grrl. RIP, Jinx

  • Bug Juice

    Master Sleeper

    Bug is one of the original inspirations for the Kitty Grrlz name. She now spends her time sleeping under my spinning chair and laying on the laptop when I'm trying to work!

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hi! Welcome to Kitty Grrlz Hand Spun Yarns!

Here you will find my hand spun yarns - all spun by me, Bobbi, on my Kromski Minstrel spinning wheel. I love color and texture and I think this comes out in my unique and functional yarns.

As of July 1, 2008, I will be Kitty Grrlz *full-time*! :)

I learned how to knit at the DIY Trunk Show in Chicago in 2004 . . . it changed my life! :) I love to knit as it is calms me and focuses my attention. I prefer to knit with the funkier yarns, and tend to stay away from your basic yarns. I learned how to spin in December of 2006 and now spend most of my time spinning! I have a cat named Bug Juice.

You can find me online in these spots:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kittygrrlzhandspunyarn
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kittygrrlz/
Blog: http://kittygrrlz.blogspot.com
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kittygrrlz/

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