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Local knitter’s project increasing in popularity

December 23rd, 2013 at Mon, 23rd, 2013 at 12:03 pm by Kipp Robertson

It looks like astronauts won’t have to worry about getting cold feet.

A project that began earlier this year is becoming popular with knitters in Canada.

Canadian Living published a Q&A with Canadian knitter Emily Mooney, who recently began recruiting others to help knit socks for astronauts. The socks are for astronauts headed for the International Space Station.

The project began after Poulsbo’s Penny Garner attended a NASA Tweetup (an event for people who interact with NASA via Twitter). Garner then contacted astronaut Reid Wiseman if he would be interested in homemade socks. Garner offered anyone interested the chance to make a few stitches into the socks for Wiseman — she also added the names of the people who stitched to a list that accompanied the socks.

The project “growing rapidly,” according to Mooney in the story by Canadian Living.

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