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!!