The owner Linda Kimberly was born in Maine, raised in Alaska and has lived in Arizona for eighteen years. She has a twin sister Dona and grew up in an art filled creative home.
Linda learned to knit at age six and made doll clothes then baby, children and adult items. Living in Alaska provided a great opportunity to create cold weather garments and Linda developed expertise in Nordic designs making sweaters, hats, scarves and mittens. Lace, short row design, and color work are her passion.
Linda's intent for Knit Wits is to create an atmosphere where stitchers can feel welcome, be inspired and get the help and support they need to succeed. The large table was put in the front of the store so people feel invited to sit and stitch. There are several groups a week, plus classes and often individuals who just stop by for help or to knit/crochet.