Monday, 14 September 2009


My name is Tama and, as you have heard, I will be taking over for Anni. It's a very talented pair of shoes that I will have to fill, but I hope that you will find my designs to be fun, challenging, and exciting.

My grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet when I was 5 or 6 years old. I wanted her to teach me how to make socks soon after that but she kept telling me, "Oh you don't want to knit SOCKS! They are really hard and I was never able to make two that matched." Finally, one day as I was shopping in a yarn store I came across a sock booklet that had some really exciting socks in it. Hearing my grandmother's voice echoing in my head, I purchased the book, yarn, and some needles to go home and see just how "hard" these really were.

Well, 20 years, and several hundred pairs of socks later, everything I know about "how to knit" I learned making socks. Sure, grandma taught me the very basics, but everything else...came from socks. And what a journey it has been! I now find that there isn't anything, any pattern, I can't knit. I LOVE KNITTING SOCKS!

I am so excited to get started in October! In fact, as I laid in bed the other night I was so excited I couldn't go to sleep. So, I designed the next years worth of patterns in my head. It's going to be so much fun!

I won't be changing anything about Sockamania. All of the information will stay the same. However, I am going to offer the yarn that I used for my sock design for sale each month in case you would like to use the exact same yarn. I will have it available at least two weeks before the pattern is posted on Google so that you will have time to get the yarn to use for the pattern. (this also gives you a little hint at what is coming up for the pattern!)

October's yarn is now available in my etsy store. I created two different colors so that if you aren't into one you can use the other. The first one is called "Autumn Maple Leaves"

And the alternate color is "Autumn Evergreen".

I can't wait to get going.

Happy Knitting everyone!!


Anni said...

Love the yarn, especially the green one.

Lynn said...

Lovely to meet you Tama. Grandma's come in handy to teach knitting don't they; mine taught me to knit too.

Goodness, a year's worth of patterns in your head. If it were my head I'd be going giddy. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us.


Sarah said...

Lovely to meet you and thank you for continuing the fun of Sockamania for us

Holly said...

Good to meet you, Tama! Thank you so much for keeping up the design portion of Sockamania!

Sylvia said...

Tama, thanks for taking over the club!

Nui said...

Tama, Thank you for taking over the club. I'm looking forward to knitting your patterns. Always so much easier finish a project when others are also knitting. Thank you again.

risiko said...

Thanks for keeping us going Tama !! i'm so excited to see what comes up in the future. i am a subscriber to yarn forward, and they seem to love anni a lot at that magazine, and they are keeping her very busy, so i had a feeling she would be moving on eventually. but when one door closes, another opens so it is just great to have you there. i'm a red fanatic, october should be hot!!

dustinac said...

The yarn is so pretty! Thank you for doing this. I can't wait to see October's pattern.

Anni,I loved your designs that you have shared with us and can't wait to see what the knitting future holds for you : )

*hugs to you both*