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Announcing The Retirement of 5 Beloved Bugsley Cards

How many of your SmartKnitKIDS kiddos collect the Bugsley cards that come in the boxes of SmartKnitKIDS socks? All of them, right?!  We thought so. Well it is time to meet some new Bugsleys, which will come during the next few weeks in April.  And as the saying goes, “out with the old, in with the new,” so we’ll be retiring some the following Bugsleys. Hope you got one!

Officer Bugsley – Finding Seams and Taking Names! Officer Bugsley is on patrol to find all those offensive seams. Don’t worry, though, he’ll still be working hard even if his card is retired!


Astronaut Bugsley – This awesome explorer roams the universe looking for the best seamless solutions for all our seam-sensitive kiddos out there. Just like Officer Bugsley, he’ll still be on the job.


Blue Sox Bugsley – This slugger hits home runs daily for Team No Seams! He’s one player that we’re glad is on our team.  The No Seams Team are the Home Run Champions!!


Bend It Like Bugsley – GOOOAAALLL!!  This Bugsley is on the Champion Seamless Soccer Team. He’s the king of dribbles and scores!


Super Bugsley – It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s Super Bugsley!  Keeper of the Seam Free Universe, this Bugsley works hard to keep your world Seam Free!


These Bugsley cards have been some of our favorites, but we can’t wait to introduce you to 5 new friends coming to your SmartKnitKIDS socks boxes!  Stay tuned  . . .

Easter Bunny Bugsley Coloring Contest

Easter is this Sunday, March 27.  To help our SmartKnitKIDS fans celebrate, we got Bugsley to pose as the Easter Bunny for this adorable picture:


But, something happened to our picture!  Somehow it lost all of the color before we could save it.  We’re hoping you can help!  Download our picture from the link below and add your favorite colors to make a SmartKnitKIDS Easter Masterpiece!


Submit your coloring page to, post on SmartKnitKIDS’ Facebook page or tweet it (tag @smartknitkids in your tweet) on Twitter by March 31 at 11:59 p.m. CDT to join our coloring contest.  One winner will be chosen and will receive a $25 gift card to  Be sure to have your child write his or her first name and age on the coloring sheet.

Happy Easter from Bugsley and your friends at SmartKnitKIDS!!

Create-A-Bugsley for International Creativity Month

Who knew that January was International Creativity Month?!  At SmartKnit, we love creativity!!  Being creative was how SmartKnitKIDS socks were born.  So, in honor of International Creativity Month, we wanted to get in on the action!


We know that our loyal customers love our Bugsley and even collect the different Bugsley cards found in SmartKnitKIDS packages.  Do your kids have ideas for a Bugsley design?  Let’s get creative and make some new Bugsley designs.  Have your kids draw or design Bugsley doing an activity they love.  How about football or hockey, ballet or gymnastics or maybe riding a bicycle.  The possibilities are endless.  And don’t forget about Bugsette!  Bugsette designs are encouraged also. You can use one of our templates to start with OR get really creative and draw Bugsley or Bugsette from scratch!


Submit your designs between January 10 and 16 by posting them to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #createbugsley.  Or you can email it to us at  On January 17, we will post an album with a selection of the entrants.  The entry with the most likes, shares and comments by January 19 will be our winner.  The winning design will be eligible for production with management’s approval.


So, get to drawing, get creative!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


*** Disclaimer – By submitting, you agree to hereby give to Knit-Rite, Inc. the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the artwork provided:
a) The unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish the artwork in whole or in part, individually, or in conjunction with other photograph in all media including illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, web or any other purpose whatsoever.
b) Entrant hereby relinquishes any right that they may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter.
c) Entrant hereby relinquishes any right for compensation for use of artwork.

August is Family Fun Month

Life is fast these days.  Most families are two-income families meaning that both Mom and Dad leave the house every day.  And kids are busy, too.  Evenings many times consist of racing to pick up the kids, before feeding them quickly and whisking them off to some activity.

Do you remember the phrase, “Take time to smell the roses”?  Sometimes we need this gentle reminder to slow down and enjoy the life.  To me, Family Fun Month is just that reminder.  I need to take a few minutes to slow down and enjoy my family, just like we all do.

Family Fun Month is truly celebrating having fun with our families and enjoying being with the people we love.  It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do it together.  And one more thing; put the devices down and be engaged in each other.  It won’t be long before your children are off to college or have families of their own.

Here are some great suggestions for celebrating Family Fun Month at every price level:

  1. Visit an Amusement Park – What kid doesn’t have memories of their favorite amusement park ride. Make some memories riding or sliding.  Whether you have a family of roller-coaster-riding dare-devils or the tamer sort that prefers the carousel, this is truly a great place for family fun!
  2. Host a Living Room Dance Party – You heard that right! Move the furniture out, dim the lights and turn on your favorite dance music and have a blast dancing with your family.  It’s great exercise, too!
  3. Beach Day – Take the family for a day at the beach. What family wouldn’t enjoy a day playing in the waves, building sand castles and soaking up the sun?!  Even if you’re land-locked like my fam, there are plenty of beautiful and clean lake beaches to take advantage of.
  4. Go Camping – Take a drive out to a state park in your area and set up your family tent. After a day spent fishing or camping, gather around the campfire for some s’mores and story telling.
  5. Scavenger Hunt – Choose a location for a family hike – could be your neighborhood or a local hiking trail. Make up a list ahead of time of things you know you’ll find.  Have the children check off the items during your hike.
  6. Miniature Golf – Visit a local miniature golf course and play a round. You can play the traditional version outdoors with the windmills and such, or try one of the indoor cosmic courses under the blacklights.
  7. Water Balloon Fight – Fill up a tub full of water balloons and set it up in the middle of the backyard. Ready, set, go!
  8. Go on a Picnic – This doesn’t have to be anything spectacular. Just pack up your lunch, some paper dishes, a blanket and you’re off!  You can have your picnic in the backyard, a local park or just about anywhere that you enjoy.
  9. Go on a Bike Ride – What a great way to spend time with your family and get some great exercise, too. Start out slow with a trip around the block.  For the more adventurous sort, you can go much further.
  10. Family Game Night – Pop some popcorn and pull out a classic board game or puzzle. Keep the TV off and spend time playing with your family.

SmartKnitKIDS wants to help you with your first Family Fun Month activity.  Guess the number of puzzle pieces in the jar below.  The closest guesser to answer soonest wins the puzzle (we promise all the pieces are there) AND a $40 gift card to purchase some family games at Fat Brain Toys (



Once Upon A Bug

Once upon a time, all over the world, children lived with lumps and bumps, ouchies, burglers, nuggies or seams in their socks.  The seams would rub and bump and irritate all over those little active feet.

Children everywhere refused to wear socks!

No Socks Girl


When they had to wear socks, they were mad!

Angry Boy


And sad!

Sad Girl

And just all-around miserable!

Miserable Kids

Finally, in a place called Kansas, a little bug named Bugsley was born.  As Bugsley grew, he hated seams, too!  It gets pretty cold in Kansas, and when Bugsley had to wear socks, his little bug feet would feel every lump and bump caused by pesky seams in socks.  Bugsley couldn’t stand it!


When he grew up, Bugsley made it his Mission to get rid of seams once and for all!  He found his way to SmartKnitKIDS in Kansas City and learned that parents everywhere were looking for a solution to the uncomfortable lumps and bumps in their kids’ socks.  Bugsley knew he could find help for these kids and he went right to work!

Bugsley set up a Top Secret Lab at SmartKnitKIDS to test different materials and methods for making socks.  He was going to develop the softest, most comfortable and COMPLETELY SEAMLESS sock on the planet!  Bugsley, with the help of SmartKnitKIDS, worked tirelessly inspecting yarns and developing a super-secret, super-unique method.


Finally, after many long, long days, Bugsley finally had a sock that felt great on his feet!  No seams, no lumps and bumps and so snuggly soft that he thought he would never take them off!  Excited with Bugsley’s amazing work, SmartKnitKIDS began making his seamless sock . . . lots and lots of seamless socks!

Bugsley immediately began to get the word out to all the boys and girls around the world . . . and the orders started flooding in.

Laptop Kid

Children everywhere were finally happy with their socks!

SKKIDS-CompressoTBack to School Givaway Reminder

Bugsley was a hero!  And children everywhere lived seamlessly ever after in their socks.


To be continued . . . .

Seam Haters Down Under

Hi Kids!  How is the summer going?  Great, I hope.  You know what summer makes me think of?  Socks, of course!  But not what you think.  I love pulling my socks off and dipping my toes in a cool lake or swimming pool!  Ahhhh!  You know what else summer makes me think of?  Our friends in Australia and New Zealand!  Why, you ask?  Let me tell you!

It has to do with something that makes Australia different from life here in the United States.  So, what’s Australia like?  Well, they have amazing wildlife.  Kangaroos, for one.

Kangaroo #1Kangaroos #2

And koalas!

Koala #1Koala #2

And emus!


Some unique looking trees!

Baobab Trees

And a really, really, really big rock called Ayers or Uluru!

The Land Down Under is pretty amazing and beautiful.  But, do you know why summer REALLY reminds me of our friends Down Under?  Because while it’s summer up here on our side of the globe, it’s winter for them!  That’s right!  For our friends in Australia and New Zealand it’s feeling like January about now!  Brrr!


Well maybe it’s not the snowy paradise that we’re used to, even though it is winter.  But, the cooler temperatures do mean that Australian toes are pretty chilly right now.  And chilly toes mean snuggly socks!  Did you know that there are seam haters in Australia, too?  That’s right!  There are seam haters all over the world.  And our friends in Australia keep their toes warm and comfortable with SmartKnitKIDS seamless socks all during the long winter months of June, July and August!



Bugsette and I think it is awfully fun to think about our friends down under, and how they’ll be wearing their SmartKnitKIDS socks while we’re taking a dip in the pool.  Then, when it’s their turn for summer sunshine, our toes will be warm in our seam-free socks and snow boots!

Check out the link to our Retailer page to find SmartKnitKIDS socks in Australia and New Zealand!


Your Mate, Bugsley


Father’s Day Coupon Book Download

Hi Kids!  Do you want a great way to show your dad how much you love him this Father’s Day?  Bugsley and the SmartKnitKIDS team made up some super cool Coupon Books that you can download, color and personalize, cut out and give to your dad!  And what dad wouldn’t love this great homemade gift from his kids?

It is very simple to put together.  Click on the link to download.  Print off the pages.  Let you child color and personalize them.  Cut out and staple together.

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Send us your photos of your dad cashing in those coupons.  We would love to share them with our SmartKnitKIDS family.

Happy Father’s Day from SmartKnitKIDS!