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
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.
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.
I will be updating my Etsy shop tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 ET with Wonderland project bags. These are all pre-orders that will ship within a couple weeks. There will be a limited number in the shop so hop on over!
Things I talk about in this Socks-for-Mum podcast:
When I saw the Sleepy Kitty set in Making Magazine I knew I needed to knit it for my granddaughter.
Susan B. Anderson, the brilliant designer behind knitted toys, designed this special kitty who comes with her own sleep sack.
I had a blast knitting Sleepy Kitty.
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.
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.
I especially love the whiskers on Sleepy Kitty, don’t you?
In this episode I review the new Addi Flexiflip needles. I’ve also had an attack of ‘start-itis’ and went a little crazy casting on all the things. I can’t seem to resist pattern sales and stranded color-work and when you combine the two it can be dangerous.