Wonderland Club 2018

Pre-sales for the Wonderland Club have begun.  There will be six sock designs in this club all designed around Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland.  This is an eclectic selection of socks designed specifically to help you grow your knitting knitting skills.  They include tips I’ve picked up along my own sock journey as well as things I’ve learned as I’ve worked my way through the Master Knitting Program …… still doing that…..focus Becky…..the end is in sight.

You have already seen glimpses of the first sock which is something I think sweet little Alice would have worn when she tumbled down that rabbit hole.  I’ve picked a very easy lace pattern which should not scare even the most novice of sock knitters.  I’ll add short tutorial clips with each pattern release to help you along the way or down the rabbit hole if you please.

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Because our needles get full throughout the year and calendars get cluttered I have decided the patterns will be released every two weeks.  The designs are finished but will not show up in your e-book until I click the ‘activate’ button.

The Wonderland Club will be on sale for $10.00 until December 22 when the first pattern is activated.  After that it will go up to $12.00.  If you don’t want to gamble when you haven’t seen all the designs, and who blames you, each pattern will be released individually for $2.50.

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I hope you can come join us!

Bonus Cheshire Stripe Sock for early-bird sign ups. This pattern is great for those scrappy leftovers. I’m planning on making one sock a month in 2018 using this pattern – all in different colors. The tip I’ve shared in this pattern is how to work a jogless stripe.  There is also an afterthought heel and there will be how-to photos in the pattern. It will be added to the ebook bundle next week after I’ve had a photo shoot.

Mum is a Busy Sewer

Watching podcasts has inspired me to sew project bags again.

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I’ve always enjoyed sewing project bags for my many knitting projects but now, even more so.IMG_5411 I think it is because there are many lovely fabrics out there and, although I no longer make garments for myself (never say never), I long to make something with these fabrics.  A project bag for my knitting makes perfect sense to me.

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As I play with fabric I will make a few for others and put them in the Socks-for-Mum long neglected Etsy shop.

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Long ago I made and sold quilted needle keepers.  This was several years back so re-opening the shop will have a learning curve.  And, there will not be mass production but just a few lovelies now and again.

As soon as some sweet little foxes arrive these project bags will be put in the shop.  The foxes will be made into progress keepers and will be attached to the zipper pulls with a lobster clasp.

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Fancy a Christmas Sock KAL?

In my last podcast I mentioned the Fred and George socks by Rachel Coopey that I will be knitting as my 2017 Christmas socks.  It would make it all the more enjoyable to have some of you joining along with me in a knit along.  I will chat more about it on the next Socks-for-Mum podcast.

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Meanwhile, I’ve been sewing project bags this afternoon to house my Christmas knitting projects.  I absolutely adore this Moda Christmas fabric!  Don’t you think it makes it more fun to put your knitting in a festive bag?  I have little candy canes ordered to make into progress keepers which will be attached to the zip pull.

I will be offering a similar project back as a prize to one randomly drawn finished pair of Christmas socks ….. more info coming soon……

Tassels!

I am crazy-over-the-moon wild about my crazy Marled Magic Shawl! 


Three tassel colors were tried on (thank goodness for yarn swifts) and in the end I went with the ‘grellow’ color of the I-cord. One must have the right tassel color!


For a view of its massive length I had to take this picture from the staircase. The measurements have not been taken but my guess is 6-7 feet wingspan. There was an option for a larger size but I am more than happy with this smaller one which is plenty big enough.


This may be my new favorite but that isn’t saying much because my new favorite is always the last thing off the needles.  Off to finish the Exploration Station…..