The Name Behind Knit
So often we are asked where our name, “Knit” came from. Because let's be honest- it seems totally random. To be completely transparent- it wasn’t our first choice. We wanted to go with something like “Glow” or “Push”- something that could easily be identified with pregnancy. But, as we have learned in the start-up world, there are always roadblocks. Most of these names had been trademarked, so we had to think outside the box. We talked about names for a long time but nothing seemed to click. I can’t remember the moment that we decided on Knit or even when the first time we talked about it was, but I wanted to fill you in on our heart behind the name.
There is a beautiful passage in the Bible from the book of Psalms, which are songs and prayers in the Old Testament that the Israelites used to worship God. The Psalms pretty much cover everything from praise and adoration to lament to asking God, “Why?” or “How long?”. It is a really awesome book, and one I look to often when I am struggling to pray. This book is where our name comes from. The particular Psalm it comes from was written by the most famous and well-known King of Israel, David (you have probably heard of him from the story of David and Goliath). Here is what he says:
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” – Psalm 139:13
I was raised in a Christian home and grew up going to Christian summer camp, and this was a verse I had heard often- it is pretty “popular” in the Bible Belt. I had always found comfort in it- God had been with me since the beginning of my life, and He cared for me. But now, being a mother, it takes on a much deeper meaning. It weighs much heavier and very differently on my heart. Every parent (man or woman, biological or adoptive) knows truly what a miracle their children’s lives are. Every human is so different, so unique, and we see these differences from the moment children come out of their mother’s womb. I’ve seen it in my three kids. Their personalities have been there from day 1, and each one is so distinct. What a joy it has been to watch them grow, mature, and figure themselves out. I feel the truth of this verse when as we walk through life together.
Here at Knit, we believe that your children were Knit together, that you were Knit together, and that you are all so valuable. So cheers, Mamas! And next time you drink a Knit, I hope you are reminded of how loved you are!