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.

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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?

Episode 10 | Addi Flexiflip Review

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.