About socksformum

An empty-nester who loves to knit and lives in a the Rocky Mountains with her Westie, the love of her life and several pairs of knitting needles.

Stitch With Me #1

I’ve just finished answering the ‘Emily C. Tag’ which has been floating around FlossTube. It is probably more than you ever wanted to know about me, just a bunch of randomness but it was thought provoking for me.  Hope you enjoy!

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Floss Tube #2

What is all this ‘FLOSS TUBE’ about you may ask.  My knitting has been put on hiatus (or near hiatus) while I work through some issues with my neck.  Not being able to do something I love, I searched about for some other craft I could do to fill the void and rediscovered my love of stitching.

There is an amazing community of stitchers on YouTube that are called ‘floss tubers’ and I have jumped into their circle.  I still talk about knitting in these podcasts but is like seasoning sprinkled on food.  I mostly share the new projects I have immersed myself into stitched on linen.

For those waiting for Wonderland Club sock releases —- stay tuned — I have not forgotten — they will come in a few months when I am able to spend time at the computer free of pain. xx

Episode 13 | Just Another Yarn Sniffer

Dribs and Drabs, another podcast posted from the Mum.

In this episode I share a finished Fern and Feather sweater and talk of the next sweaters on my agenda. I bounce inside and outside of the house which is why I mentioned Dribs and Drabs.  There is talk of the Colonial UFO Along, the Wonderland Sock Club Kal, and the Iris KAL in which I will knit with silk.  I sniff a lot of yarn as I share recent fiber acquisitions and I talk about Swaledale Sheep.

 

 

Episode 12 | Colonial Knitting

The next Socks-for-Mum podcast has been uploaded.

In this episode I show my newly finished Diamond Fizz Shawl and I chatter about the Fern and Feather sweater.  There is a prize draw.  I share a little bit about knitting in Colonial times – yep, I have finally started my research on for the dreaded History of Knitting paper I must write for Master Knitting Level 2.

Sleepy Kitty

When I saw the Sleepy Kitty set in Making Magazine I knew I needed to knit it for my granddaughter.

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Susan B. Anderson, the brilliant designer behind knitted toys, designed this special kitty who comes with her own sleep sack.

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I had a blast knitting Sleepy Kitty.

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She is knit with some super soft acrylic yarn I bought at JoAnn Fabrics just in case ‘real’ wool is too scratchy for granddaughter.  And also, just in case Sleepy Kitty needs a bath at some point.

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I obviously had a bit of fun posing Sleepy Kitty in various sleep positions.  I noticed she seems to have the similar sleep habits to my own.

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I especially love the whiskers on Sleepy Kitty, don’t you?