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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Monkey socks in blue

Last spring I knit a pair of Cookie A.'s Monkey socks for my friend Pam's daughter, Taryn, in green sock wool. Then at Sock Summit 2011 in Portland I bought a copy of Cookie A.'s book Knit Sock Love and my goal for 2012 is to knit every sock in the book. I started out easy by making another pair of Monkeys, this time for myself, in SweetGeorgia's Tough Love sock yarn in colour way Coal Harbour.






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