My Cat Walks All Over Me

I have been working on a HUGE knitting design project lately.  I mean SUPER HUGE!  Well, at least it feels huge to me.  It all started with a custom sock order that I designed for a friend about a year ago.  She wanted some really tall, over the knee socks to wear with her boots.  They were so much fun to make because she gave me license to do whatever I wanted with them, as far as design.  They just had to be off-white and, you know, fit her well.  I also know that she has a kitty cat that she loves to the moon and back, so cat’s paw lace seemed just right.


I worked up said socks.  They were gorgeous and she really loved them (yay), but when I started thinking about writing out the pattern, I realized that the way the lace repeat worked for that particular design, the beginning of the round shifted about every 3rd or 4th round, or something.  It was kind of obnoxious and I realized that I wouldn’t even want to knit these too many times, so I set about trying something a little bit different.

Sock idea #2 was knitted up in a finer yarn with three columns of alternating paw prints instead of the allover pattern.  I just didn’t like it, though.  It seemed stiff and uncatlike.  The paw prints were too regular and even.

Sock idea #3 seemed to have merit for a while. I think I finally decided that it still looked too straight. I wanted it to look more like a cat had actually left its paw prints all over you.



I won’t bore you with all of the details.  It went through a lot of changes.  I kept ripping it out and reworking it.  Finally, though, I ended up with a great design that has paw prints starting at the top of the foot, wrapping around the outside of the ankle and then meandering up the back of the leg!  But then, I had another brilliant idea.  Wouldn’t it be cool to knit these up in actual cat colored yarns?  I started contacting indie yarn dyers.

They didn’t all immediately want to jump on board, but you only need one, right?  Dawn of Chasing Rabbits Fiber Co. on Etsy was willing to work up some samples for me and she did the most amazing job of perfectly capturing the feel of the colorways.  She created a grey tabby, a ginger cat and a calico cat in fingering weight yarn just for my project.  You’ve got to see this.

Yarn by Chasing Rabbits Fiber Co. in Ginger, Calico and Grey Tabby.









So while Dawn was working on these gorgeous yarns, I was talking with Lynne of Sunshine and Bubblegum on Etsy, who makes some really lovely knitting (or crocheting) project bags.  She has such a knack for choosing the perfect prints to coordinate for her bags and she found the most perfect fabrics for this project.  Again, you just have to see this!  We put together a kit including the printed pattern in two foot sizes and two different sock heights with color coded charts and everything, your choice of one skein or two (depending on the height you want to make), your choice of kitty cat color yarn and a fabulous handmade project bag!

My Cat Walks All Over Me sock knitting kit
Kit includes printed pattern, yarn and project bag to make one pair of socks.










If you would like more information, we posted an announcement in my latest podcast.

Lynne and I are both taking preorders for the kits through our Etsy shops until Jan 22 and the kits will be shipped out in early February.  Time is running out, so don’t wait.  We want to be able to ship these out as quickly as possible so that you can get to knitting your socks!  Order right HERE.

Knee high socks in Ginger Cat colorway.

Little Woolly Things Podcast Episode 5 – Knitting with Leicester and the kids

Hey, guys! I hope you’re enjoying my podcast.  It is proving to be quite an adventure, as we transition from Summer to Fall and into the school routine.  I am planning some big things for this year, not the least of which is the Sneaky Gift KAL that I am hosting.  You can get all of the details on the podcast or in the podcast group on Ravelry, which you will find right here:

My Etsy shop is also on sale through October 17.  Everything is HALF PRICE!  Coffee, affirmations stones, amigurumis, patterns and all!  Most of my items are one of a kind, so don’t wait around.  Once an item is sold, it will be gone.

I hope to see you on the podcast!

Check it out, like and subscribe!

Here are the show notes for Episode 5:

Etsy shop news: Everything in my Etsy shop is on sale 50% off through October 17!

Today’s coffee: A 60/40 blend of Papua New Guinea peaberry and Bali Kintamani beans.

Podcast love: The Girls in the Yarn Cafe. Christy, who is @yarn_cafe_creations on Instagram and Trysten who is @dragon_hoard_yarn on Instagram.

WIPs: On the Spice Market Shawl by Melanie Berg. If you have any yarn suggestions for me to use instead of the handspun yarn that I am running out of, please comment and let me know!

Think of Me shawl – I am finishing up this pattern and will be looking for test knitters soon. Let me know if you are a lover of lace shawls, you can finish on a deadline and you are interested in test knitting. Photos will be required.

FOs: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder in Paton’s Stretch Socks.

Seagrass Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes from the book: Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks in
Classic Elite Yarns Summer Sox Variegated

Autumn Pumpkin Trio, which is a brand new pattern in my Ravelry store. Worked in Knit Picks Palette

Sneaky Gift KAL update:

Prizes will be given periodically from the KAL chatter thread on Ravelry. The podcast group is here:

You must be a member of the group to participate in the KAL and win prizes. There will be a grand prize winner chosen at the end of the KAL from the FO thread. KAL runs from September 1 2017 to January 1 2018.

If you would like to donate a prize for the kal, please message me on ravelry. Donations are more than welcome!

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Etsy as Little Woolly Things and on Instagram as Wendelika Cline.

My patterns are available at, in my Ravelry store at and in my Etsy shop at

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Thank you so much for watching and don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe!

Knitalong with me (there will be prizes and coffee)

Hi, guys!

Little Woolly Things podcast
Hello from Bravewood!

Would you like to knit some gifts with me this year?  It’s time for a knitalong!  But more about that in a minute.

It has been so busy here at Bravewood and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all.  I mean, not any time soon.  I have this new podcast going on, which is super cool, but I haven’t quite figured out how to balance the podcasting with the blogging.  I don’t want to neglect my old blog just because the podcast videos are all new and shiny. I also don’t want my blog to just turn into shownotes for the podcast.

It’s a challenge.

So, here I am thinking that I should at least give my blog readers an update on what’s happening because I know that not everyone has the time or the inclination to sit and watch a podcast video.  I would love it if you would give it a try, though.  My podcasts are pretty short, compared to a lot of the other knitting podcasts out there.  Plus, there’s coffee.

If you look at it upside-down, it’s a happy cup of coffee.

I have a few new patterns in the works and at varying levels of completion.  One is waiting on an answer from a popular yarn company about whether or not they want to publish it.  Another is in the test knitting stage, which will take a while.  That one is scheduled to go live next Spring.  I am also working on a really cute and very quick knitted decor project.  I don’t have any photos of it yet, so you’ll have to come back and read my next blog post for more information on that.  I am also working on putting together my first ever collaboration with a couple other artists that I have met through the magic of the internet.  Right now, it’s in the super secret squirrel stage.  Sorry, if I told you, I’d have to… well, let’s just not think about that.

SO, there is a lot of stuff going on that I really can’t show you ANY photos of.  And what’s a blog post without photos?

BUT, I can tell you about my first ever knitalong that I am hosting on my podcast. [ I know, finally something I can actually talk about, right? ]  I am calling it the Sneaky Gift KAL and it is starting September 1, 2017 and running through January 1, 2018.

The idea behind the KAL is to share stories of the sneaky ways we have to hide those gift knitting projects from the people we love while still making sure that we have enough knitting time to actually get them finished on time.  The struggle is real!  So, show off your WIPs, share your knitting/crocheting/crafting stories and post those finished objects in the FO thread for a chance to win.

You can officially join the club in my podcast group on Ravelry.  Link to the

Look for this badge in the groups on Ravelry.

group is right HERE.  And, of course, you can get information by watching my Little Woolly Things podcasts on YouTube.  There will be prizes at the end of the KAL, so please check it out.  I only have 10 people in my group so far, so your chances of winning a prize are pretty darn good.  And it has been my experience that a knitalong can be a great way to make a new knitting friend or two, either from somewhere far away or just down the street.  I have really been enjoying my foray into the online knitting community. I hope to see you there!

P.S.: You can also post your works in progress on Instagram with the hashtag: #sneakygiftkal