Hand Knits for Body, Baby, and Home

Dallas, Texas · 118 Sales


Hand Knits for Body, Baby, and Home

Dallas, Texas 118 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

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ToastyStrings is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Toasty Strings is on vacation until the first week of August—just in time to start thinking about winter purchases! Please check back then, and have a great summer.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 15, 2018

Toasty Strings is on vacation until the first week of August—just in time to start thinking about winter purchases! Please check back then, and have a great summer.


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Knit. Laugh. Knit some more.

I love everything about knitting. And I laugh a lot. Somehow the two just go together.

I'm a Texas knitter who learned to knit in Switzerland when I was nineteen years old. I returned to the States eight years later and have been knitting ever since. Even tornadoes and extreme heat haven't stopped me.

Everything I make and sell is 100% designed by me and made by my own two hands. No machines, nothing mass produced, nothing factory made, and nothing outsourced. Everything is designed by me and made with my own two hands.

Toasty Strings is a small, family-operated business. I do all the designing and knitting, my husband does all the photography and tech support, and family and friends model the products. We photograph everything in the living room of our quaint, 1926 red brick house in East Dallas.

There is something very powerful about perpetuating an activity that has been passed down from person to person through the years--especially the act of creating and crafting something by hand--and knowing that you are part of a living tradition that will continue for as long as humans walk the earth.

Knitting, craftsmanship, and art connect us all, artist and appreciator alike.

My greatest pleasure is selling something I've designed and knit to people who appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of handmade items, and who are equally committed to creating a simpler, more sustainable world.

I use natural fibers in everything I knit, which means using only the softest, finest materials, such as alpaca, cotton, cashmere, merino wool, silk blends, and bamboo. I'm committed to creating things that will last a lifetime or longer, things that can be passed down from one generation to another, and that means using fibers that are warm, durable, and made by nature. Many of the yarns I use come from small heritage farms and yarn producers.

I create my own designs, and no two pieces are ever exactly the same. Each piece is carefully designed based on the type of fiber I choose to work with. The work comes alive based on several factors: the way the yarn drapes as it hangs, its colors, its thickness, the patterns I envision, and the way it feels against my skin. It's a time-consuming process, and some larger pieces may take three weeks or longer to complete.

When I'm not knitting, I like to run. I run a lot. Being an ovarian cancer survivor means staying fit, eating healthy, and enjoying every single day of life. I love to read, I enjoy writing and long road trips out west, and there's never enough time for camping and being outdoors. The best designs are found in nature, and I get my inspiration for many projects there.

Also, there's nothing better than gazing at a star-filled sky in the desert. It keeps me humble.

In addition to Toasty Strings, I also sell some of my knitting patterns in my other Etsy shop, FullmoonishDesigns.

Shop members

  • Angela

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Michael

    Photographer, Tech Support

    My husband, who takes all the photos for the shop and gives me lots and lots of tech support.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 18, 2018
USPS Priority Shipping on all U.S. orders.

Depending on your location, you should receive your item within 2-4 business days after it has shipped.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If within 7 days of your purchase you are not completely satisfied with your item(s), please contact me for return instructions and a full refund, minus shipping fees. Returns will only be accepted if the article is returned in perfect, unused condition.

Toasty Strings is not responsible for loss or damage without prior purchase of insurance.
Payment is by credit card in full before shipping. Items will not be shipped before payment is received.

PAYMENT PLAN / LAYAWAY: A payment plan may be available upon request. Payment plans are only available on purchases over $100. Basic terms are: 25% down - nonrefundable to hold the item. The balance must be paid in full within 60 days (unless prior arrangements have been made) or the 25% down payment will be forfeited. The item(s) will be shipped immediately after it is completely paid for. *** Should you wish to use the payment plan, please contact me before making the purchase so that payment dates can be arranged. ***

SALES TAX: For those purchasing within the state of Texas, we are required to charge local sales tax.
Items are shipped within 1 business day using USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.

Insurance and tracking are always included with each order.

For international orders, if the cost of shipping is less than what you are charged, I will refund the difference.

Express Mail, UPS, or Fed Ex are available for an additional fee. Express Mail (shipping upgrade) can be added when you check out. If you would like your item shipped via UPS or Fed Ex, please contact me before making your purchase so I can customize your order with the additional cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders may be made upon request. Please contact me for more information.