Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!

We want to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year's Holiday!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow, Snow and More Snow

Meet our new friend Snuffle. With all the snow we have been getting recently, we thought it fitting to add a new member to the SmartKnitKIDS family. He may be made of snow, but he has a heart of gold. (It glows) To keep warm he warms SmartKnitKIDS Socks at night. Snuffle hates seams and frostbite can be just as painful to a snowman as it can be for an ant.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A BIG Thank You to Everyone!

We all here at SmartKnitKIDS wanted to take a minute and thank all of our followers, fans, and customers. We wouldn’t be here without you! We hope your holiday season is filled with fun, family, friends, and good food. (we’ll keep Bugsley away from your feast as he’s known to walk off with some goodies!) All of your reviews, comments, tweets, and posts mean the world to us and we want to thank everyone from the bottom of our big bug hearts! Happy Holidays!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Contest Winner Announced!

Congratulations to our First Annual Contest Winner, Carla Fermann. Thank you to everyone that entered! We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday Season!


Monday, November 9, 2009

1st Annual Holiday Contest

It’s the holiday season! Can you believe it? (I can’t.) The holidays seemed to have snuck up on me this year. Everyone else at SmartKnitKIDS has been counting down to the holiday season and anxiously waiting to reveal our First Annual Holiday Contest with a prize package worth over $400! It’s a holiday extravaganza! The giveaway includes all sorts of cool stuff for Moms and Kiddos! I’m so very proud to have my name attached to such a cool contest.

One Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

3 Pair SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks
Wii Fit
Holiday Scrapbook Kit
HoMedics Massaging Cushion
Kids Holiday Cookbooks and Apron
Sponge Bob Eyeball Speakers
Holiday DVD Set
Kidorable Knit Set
Walkie Talkies

Enter Now to Win! Contestants can enter up to 4 Times!

We’ve also started a naughty list for all those icky parts of the sock: seams, lumps, bumps, and wrinkles. As part of our Holiday Contest, we are asking you to please help us expand our naughty list. What does your little one call those annoying lumps and bumps in their socks? Let us know and we’ll be sure to add it to our naughty list.

This is a super-fantastic giveaway that I wish I could enter, unfortunately it's closed to Ants :(. For complete contest rules and eligibility, please visit

Good Luck to Everyone Who Enters!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

KC Walk Now For Autism

What a great event! We had a booth at the KC Autism walk this past Saturday to help Sock it to Autism! So many people were there for such a great cause. It was wonderful! The weather didn’t exactly cooperate, temperature was in the 30’s. I almost froze my antennae off! Even though it was a bit chilly, there was still a great turn out. We got to share our SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks and pass out all sorts of goodies to kids and parents. We had a super time. I want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to check out our socks. I hope everyone loves the samples they got! Thanks again to everyone!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm Ready to Rock and Roll!

I know it has been awhile since my last post, but I’m back and ready to write. My little bug fingers are itching to type. The last few weeks have been a whirl wind. Summer is winding down and many of my nieces and nephew are leaving the mound for the first time. They are so excited about striking out on their own. It can be a scary world out there and I hope they will be smart and safe. (they need to avoid fly paper, and shoes) Some of my other nieces started school this year and are so excited! They’ll be learning many exciting things like how to steal picnic food and how to be a good bug. It’s all very exciting!

There are also lots of exciting things happened at SmartKnitKIDS. We are starting to work on adult socks that are similar to the kid’s socks. They will be made out of the same material and they won’t have a heal! I’ll keep you posted on its progress, promise! We’re also starting to get ready to the SPD conference and the Kansas City Autism Walk. We’re very busy bugs.

I’ve got to jet, but I’ll be in touch! Can’t wait to share more of the exciting things that are happening at SmartKnitKIDS.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's Almost Back to School Time!

I can hardly believe that its almost time to go back to school! The summer has truly flown by. For all the boys and girls getting ready to start classes, good luck! I hope you have a wonderful school year. For all the parents, summer is over and I’m sure this brings a bag of mixed feelings for some. I wish everyone a great, fun, safe, bug free school year!


Friday, August 7, 2009

Back to School Givaway Reminder

It’s August and that means our contest is coming to end very soon. The deadline to register is August 21st. We are giveaway some great stuff in honor of back to school and we would love it if you would enter!

1 Grand Prize will be awarded:

4 Pair of SmartKnitKIDS Socks
Flip Video Camera
Back 2 School Scrapbook Kit
Art Supplies
Child's Easel
Ipod Shuffle
$100 Target Gift Card for all those Back to School Supplies
$50 Toys R Us Gift Card

For complete contest rules and elegibility please visit

Enter NOW to Win!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What Bugs Me

Since I’m a bug, everyone always asks me, “What bugs you?” The obvious is sock seams, but I’m a deeper bug than that. Itchy sweaters bother me, mean people, and most of all cauliflower. No matter how many times I try it, I hate it. (No offense to all the cauliflower lovers out there). Itchy sweaters are also the worst. I have sensory issues so sweaters that feel like I am in a ball of scratchy wool are not my favorite. Mean people are also not at the top of my list. I think everyone needs to be treated with respect regardless of any condition. That’s what bugs me. It might not be what you expected, but my mom raised me to be an honest bug.

Monday, August 3, 2009

It’s back to school time and for many kids who hate wearing socks it’s time to starting slipping them on their feet again. Don’t worry Moms, is offering a SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks giveaway! For those of you who haven’t tried our socks or for those who would just like some more, please enter their giveaway to win 2 pairs of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks!

Thank you MOMdotCOM for such a great review and for offering a wonderful giveaway! For more information about please visit them at


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Autism Research

My employer, SmartKnitKIDS, believes in Autism research. As many of you know, sensory issues can be associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our socks have been great in the Autism Community. Since they are seamless, there is nothing to irate the toes. Our form-fitting design means the socks gently “hug” the foot. The closeness and the pressure that the socks provide are often soothing to a child.

This morning I came across an Autism research group call EARLI. They are studying how environmental factors and genetic susceptibility are related by studying families with Autistic child who plan to have another baby. The more information we have the better. Knowledge is power, right? If you’re interested, please take a look at their site.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Things Moms Like

I love socks. I would live in a big, comfy sock if I could. Better yet, a city made of socks. (It would be so soft. No more scrapped knees when I fall) That’s why I like SmartKnitKIDS socks so much; they’re so comfy and they don’t bother my toes. I know many of you may not believe me when I enthusiastically go on about SmartKnitKIDS socks. I wanted to share a great review of the socks written by Things Moms Like. It’s great website that reviews products, sponsors giveaways, and writes about life. Check out their wonderful review of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks for kids who hate sock seams.

For more information about Things Mom Like, please visit them online at or on twitter and facebook.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Why are You Bothered by Sock Seams?

Why Do Some Kids Hate Sock Seams?

Sock seams can be bothersome. Some kids and adults just can’t stand them. Have you or your child or someone you know been bothered by seams? If so, I’d love to hear your story! (I'm a nosey little bug!)


Thursday, July 23, 2009


Since our blog is so new and I didn’t have a chance to share our experience at AOTA last April, I wanted to do so now. AOTA stands for American Occupational Therapy Association. They have a conference every year and we attended this year. It was very cool. I got to meet and mingle with all the wonderful OT’s. (I was the life of the party) Werecieved some great feedback too. They particularly liked the seamless toe and lack of a heel. The seamless toe doesn’t bother kids with sensory issues and a sock without a heel is easy for any child to slip on. I just love hearing about how SmartKnitKIDS help. It makes me proud to be their front bug.

Above is me in our AOTA booth. I was looking particularly handsome that day. It really was great having the chance to talk to everyone and be at AOTA.

If you’re an OT and would like information about SmartKnitKIDS for your patients, please contact me! I’ll be happy to send a professional resource kit out to you. Please visit us at to request a kit today!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Best and Hottest Product

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks are currently being featured as one of the best and hottest products with MetroPlex Baby and Kids. They provide resources for families from pregnancy through teens in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. You can check it out at
You can also fine MetroPlex Baby and Kids on twitter and facebook.

Thanks Metro Moms for choosing us to be apart of your great event!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Interest Article: Managing Sensory Sensitivities

For some children sensations such as touch, smell, and sound can be overwhelming and upsetting. A sock seam, which may seem small to some, can be a huge issue for a child with sensory issues. (I’m proud to work for a company that keeps such little things in mind) Hypersensitivity to stimuli may occur in children with Autism or children who have Sensory Processing Disorder. I recently read an interesting article about Autistic children and managing sensory sensitivities. Please give it a quick read!


Monday, July 20, 2009

A Back to School Giveaway!

It’s back to school time and even though I don’t have any little ants of my own, I know how crazy getting everything ready for the school year can be. That’s why I’m proud to announce a back to school giveaway from SmartKnitKIDS! They are trying to make going back to school as “seamless” as possible.

One grand prize winner will receive:

4 Pair of SmartKnitKIDS Socks
Flip Video Camera
Back 2 School Scrapbook Kit
Art Supplies
Child's Easel
Ipod Shuffle
$100 Target Gift Card for all those Back to School Supplies
$50 Toys R Us Gift Card

To enter visit and fill out their entry form. Contestants can enter up to 4 times!

It’s a pretty neat giveaway, if I do say so myself. I wish I could enter, but it’s closed to ants. For complete rules and eligibility please visit

Good Luck to everyone who enters!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Almost Famous, Crazy Life

Now that I have introduced myself, I want to introduce you to my crazy life. I briefly mentioned before that I am the face of SmartKnitKIDS and my scheduled is riddled with guest appearances. Although I am currently not on the talk show circuit, I do make some headlines. (If anyone has an in with the talk show circuit, please let me know. I dream of seeing my name in lights! I would also settle for the name of a movie producer) I like to think of myself as a young Jodi Foster, except that I am a bug and not on the Coppertone bottle, but that’s beside the point. I plan on launching my career with SmartKnitKIDS, but I may stay there forever; I love socks.

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks are great. I know that you’re thinking I’m just a little, tiny bit biased, but they are good socks. They’re completely seamless. 100% totally seam-free and they gently hug your foot so you don’t have wrinkles or bunches in your sock. They’re great for kids who hate socks seams, have Sensory Processing Disorder or Autism. I love that about the socks; they help kids and that makes me smile. If you don’t believe me, that’s understandable so see what other Moms are saying.

I love my life as a spokesman. I think it would be dull otherwise. Talking to therapists, moms, and anyone else who will listen to my rantings is exciting and always changing. My life isn’t wholly about socks though. I spend much of my time with family and friends. I am also in the process of knitting the world’s biggest sock (ok, my life might be all about socks). I’ll keep everyone updated on its progression.

Well, I’m late for a photo shoot and have to ska-doodle, but I’ll be sure to find pictures of my giant sock!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1st Post Ever!

Before I begin to utterly and completely delve into the blog world, I want to introduce myself. I am green, I’m 4 feet tall, I weigh 75 pounds and I live in a mound of dirt. Now, I know that may sound strange and a little weird to some, but that’s who I am. I am an ant named Bugsley.

I am a protector, a guardian and a hero if I do say so myself. (I like to think I’m a hero anyway) I protect toes from icky seams and I guard feet from lumps and bumps. I like to think that I’m making people lives easier. I sound like I have a complex….but I do wish I could wear a cape.

My hobbies include knitting, digging, stealing food, smiling and dancing. I love to knit, especially socks. You’ll always see me with a pair of socks on my feet; my tootsies get cold. I also love to dance in my socks. It goes without saying that all my socks are seamless. I hate seams just as much as the next guy or ant.

My professional life is hectic. I am the face of SmartKnitKIDS. I must make sure all the socks going out with my picture on them really don’t have a seam and won’t cause lumps or bumps. (It’s my reputation, right?) That means I spend my hours between photo shoots and celebrity guest appearances inspecting socks. I guarantee that no sock leaves our headquarters uninspected. I don’t sleep much, but we ants don’t need much rest.

That’s me in a nutshell and there will be much more to come! Socks, sensitivities, autism, life, being and ant, and all the other exciting things that happen in my daily life! I look forward to wiggling my antennae with you and sharing lots of laughs and information!