Shopcast 174: Socks Galore! Plus an Interview with Denise DeSantis of Earthtones Girl

By Caitlin Johnson


On this episode, get ready for lots of enthusiasm for socks! Our Sock Sprint starts today, and Maggie has a few socks in progress to show, plus Emma's made some great plans for the Sock Sprint. Corinne talks with Denise DeSantis of Earth Tones Girl about her wonderful sock patterns and tips. And we also have great segments from Thistler Jean Flores about her art residency on Fair Isle, and a helpful yoga segment from Kim. Another packed episode!

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00:00 Intro

1:35 Giveaway #1 & Wool We’re Wearing 

12:02 FOs & WIPs

24:28 A Visit to Fair Isle from Thistler Jean Flores

39:48 What’s In the Shop

47:00 Emma’s Sock Ideas

1:05:39 Sweater Kits & Books

1:17:50 Interview with Denise DeSantis- Earthtones Girl

1:49:07 Yoga for Knitters


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Maggie is wearing the shirt her sister crocheted for her in cotton.

Corinne is wearing her Seaweed Slipover by Wilma Malcolmson in Jamieson Spindrift  


Maggie’s FOs

Susan B. Anderson Good Bear with two outfits 


Irene Socks by Tracie Millar in CoopKnits Socks Yeah! 



One More Step socks by EarthTones Girl (Denise DeSantis) in Exmoor Sock Yarn colorway Bibble Bug




Corinne’s FOs/WIPs

Cedar Wood Baby Romper by Sandra Magalhães in Rowan Felted Tweed 


Keris swatch in British Breeds




Maggie’s WIPs

Planning to start the Bandon Socks by Jaqui Pirotta in Snowdownia  


Vanilla Fluff in 4120 (Finull) and 174 (Plum)


Other Beginner Garment knitting with courses available!

Victory Cardigan Kit  

Vanilla Sweater Kit 


ChiaoGoo Shortie Needles (size 4-8)  


A Visit to Fair Isle

from Thistler Jean Flores

Instagram: jeanelizabethstudio


In the Shop!!

Last of the 2022 Sock Bags 


Junction Fiber Mill

Farm Fresh

Making Tracks 


Summer Stitch Markers 


Emma on Socks!

Find Emma-



Ravelry: ebarnaby93


Rauma Vandre for her unreleased Jane Bennett sock  


Retrosaria Mondim 


Broken Rope socks from Summer Lee’s Hello Sailor Sock set 


Petty Harbour socks by Rayna Curtis  


Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder 


Visiting Cardigan by Stella Ackroyd  


Her hap is now a medium Hansel Half Hap with John Arbon Harvest Hues 4-ply, pomegranate colorway as the main color.  Other colors are John Arbon Exmoor Sock & Daughter of a Shepherd Heritage


4th Annual Sweater KAL starts August 19th

Sweater Kits are in one collection here 


Shown in the show:
Douglas Cardi Yarn Set in Tuku DK  

Skipwith Cardigan Kit by Daughter of a Shepherd Heritage

Porty Pullover by Gudrun Johnston 

Shetland Wool Adventure Journals #4 is on preorder

A Fair Isle Nurse by Mona McAlpine  


Denise DeSantis- Earthtones Girl Interview


Find Earthtones Girl-




No Fear Sock Knitting Course 

One More Step socks  



Find Turning Ground Yoga Studio





Disclaimer: It is up to the individual to assess whether they are ready for the yoga movements and exercises in this video. Like all exercise programs, please use common sense. You know your body better than anyone and we recommend checking with your doctor before starting and with any questions you may have before beginning any new yoga program.

By performing any yoga practices, you are performing them at your own risk and The Woolly Thistle will not be responsible for any injuries sustained while following the instructions given in any knitting yoga segments.


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Thank you for watching! If you go out, take your knitting!

Corinne's gold bangles from

Video editing: Intelligent Octopus 


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