Freia and the Knitwhit

A Blog about a Dog with some Knitting thrown in here and there

Who Is Freia? September 24, 2006

Freia is my lovely Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog, I am the Knitwhit. In fact I’m the head Knitwhit, or so I’ve been called more than once. This is because I am the owner and lead designer of Knitwhits, a knitting pattern and kit company.

I’ve been knitting for over 30 years, and teaching knitting at City College in San Francisco of and on for the last 7 years. Sometimes I think I’ve learned as much from my students as I have taught them, teaching is a good thing and gets me out of the studio.

As for the dog, well I got her at 9 weeks of age in May of 2006 and she is truly a marvel, a wonder and a joy, as well as extremely exasperating and frustrating, and I wouldn’t trade a second of my time with her so far.

Thanks for visiting,



9 Responses to “Who Is Freia?”

  1. Boo Boo Says:

    Guten Morgen, Freia!
    See ya Saturday?
    Woof! Woof! Woof!
    L & B

  2. Jessica Says:

    I can’t believe there is another knitter in the US with a dog named Freia (although I spell my pup’s name Freja). Is yours the Danish spelling?

    I am a relatively new knitter but have seen some of your patterns sold in my LYS. Looking forward to trying one!



  3. knitwhits Says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Not sure what nationality I spell her name, I just liked this spelling best for her! I’m of Norwegian and Swedish decent, but the spelling I use is neither of those.

    Thanks for stopping by, happy knitting!


  4. deborah Says:

    Love seeing Freiya on your site! She is quite the stylish mascot!

  5. elise Says:

    Tina, I looked for the picture of Bella, very cute. when are you out at Cesar’s? I’m at the cemetary most mornings. Elise

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  7. Lois A. Says:

    I really love KnitWhits – the patterns, the yarn, the whole thing. I have just ordered the colorful Elf slippers and started them almost as soon as I got them. I have finished two colors (A and B – of course) and did C but tore it out because I think I attached it incorrectly. The pattern is confusing at that point, so I wanted to ask you about it. It would be helpful if you had a drawing showing the letters and where they go on the finished piece.

    Also, I have ordered the entrelac hat and am excited to try it – although I really question the designation of “easy”? If you find my order, I would like to add the Freia yarn in the colors shown on the ordering form for the hat. It – and those colors – are absolutely gorgeous! Can hardly wait to get them. There are some other things, also, on my order. Getting something from KnitWhits is always exciting! Also I previously ordered the entrelac blanket pattern, but it hasn’t arrived in my email box as yet – along with a sweater pattern I ordered. The credit card payment went through, however.

    Thank you so much for your excellent service and wonderfully creative patterns and ideas!


  8. Tonita Says:

    I want to thank you for your blog. I have enjoyed reading all about sweet Freia’s recovery process. I am from the San Francisco bay area also.
    I moved to WA state a number of yrs ago and opened, k9 Hydrotherapy. Every time I have a canine client that will be having a TPLO or ACL or TTA surgery i tell the dog’s mom or dad to read your blog in order to know what to expect and to get tips on setting up the post op environment.

    How is Freia doing these days? My dogs sure do NOT miss those foxtails that used to cause them so much pain and me so many vet bills. None up here in WA state where i live.

    Puppy dog kisses to Freia.
    Tonita – The dog co-dependent.

  9. Deb Says:

    I see you live in California. Where is your shop…in SF? I live in Fresno, CA

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