Thursday, July 30, 2009

Autism Research

My employer, SmartKnitKIDS, believes in Autism research. As many of you know, sensory issues can be associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our socks have been great in the Autism Community. Since they are seamless, there is nothing to irate the toes. Our form-fitting design means the socks gently “hug” the foot. The closeness and the pressure that the socks provide are often soothing to a child.

This morning I came across an Autism research group call EARLI. They are studying how environmental factors and genetic susceptibility are related by studying families with Autistic child who plan to have another baby. The more information we have the better. Knowledge is power, right? If you’re interested, please take a look at their site.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Things Moms Like

I love socks. I would live in a big, comfy sock if I could. Better yet, a city made of socks. (It would be so soft. No more scrapped knees when I fall) That’s why I like SmartKnitKIDS socks so much; they’re so comfy and they don’t bother my toes. I know many of you may not believe me when I enthusiastically go on about SmartKnitKIDS socks. I wanted to share a great review of the socks written by Things Moms Like. It’s great website that reviews products, sponsors giveaways, and writes about life. Check out their wonderful review of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks for kids who hate sock seams.

For more information about Things Mom Like, please visit them online at or on twitter and facebook.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Why are You Bothered by Sock Seams?

Why Do Some Kids Hate Sock Seams?

Sock seams can be bothersome. Some kids and adults just can’t stand them. Have you or your child or someone you know been bothered by seams? If so, I’d love to hear your story! (I'm a nosey little bug!)


Thursday, July 23, 2009


Since our blog is so new and I didn’t have a chance to share our experience at AOTA last April, I wanted to do so now. AOTA stands for American Occupational Therapy Association. They have a conference every year and we attended this year. It was very cool. I got to meet and mingle with all the wonderful OT’s. (I was the life of the party) Werecieved some great feedback too. They particularly liked the seamless toe and lack of a heel. The seamless toe doesn’t bother kids with sensory issues and a sock without a heel is easy for any child to slip on. I just love hearing about how SmartKnitKIDS help. It makes me proud to be their front bug.

Above is me in our AOTA booth. I was looking particularly handsome that day. It really was great having the chance to talk to everyone and be at AOTA.

If you’re an OT and would like information about SmartKnitKIDS for your patients, please contact me! I’ll be happy to send a professional resource kit out to you. Please visit us at to request a kit today!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Best and Hottest Product

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks are currently being featured as one of the best and hottest products with MetroPlex Baby and Kids. They provide resources for families from pregnancy through teens in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. You can check it out at
You can also fine MetroPlex Baby and Kids on twitter and facebook.

Thanks Metro Moms for choosing us to be apart of your great event!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Interest Article: Managing Sensory Sensitivities

For some children sensations such as touch, smell, and sound can be overwhelming and upsetting. A sock seam, which may seem small to some, can be a huge issue for a child with sensory issues. (I’m proud to work for a company that keeps such little things in mind) Hypersensitivity to stimuli may occur in children with Autism or children who have Sensory Processing Disorder. I recently read an interesting article about Autistic children and managing sensory sensitivities. Please give it a quick read!


Monday, July 20, 2009

A Back to School Giveaway!

It’s back to school time and even though I don’t have any little ants of my own, I know how crazy getting everything ready for the school year can be. That’s why I’m proud to announce a back to school giveaway from SmartKnitKIDS! They are trying to make going back to school as “seamless” as possible.

One grand prize winner will receive:

4 Pair of SmartKnitKIDS Socks
Flip Video Camera
Back 2 School Scrapbook Kit
Art Supplies
Child's Easel
Ipod Shuffle
$100 Target Gift Card for all those Back to School Supplies
$50 Toys R Us Gift Card

To enter visit and fill out their entry form. Contestants can enter up to 4 times!

It’s a pretty neat giveaway, if I do say so myself. I wish I could enter, but it’s closed to ants. For complete rules and eligibility please visit

Good Luck to everyone who enters!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Almost Famous, Crazy Life

Now that I have introduced myself, I want to introduce you to my crazy life. I briefly mentioned before that I am the face of SmartKnitKIDS and my scheduled is riddled with guest appearances. Although I am currently not on the talk show circuit, I do make some headlines. (If anyone has an in with the talk show circuit, please let me know. I dream of seeing my name in lights! I would also settle for the name of a movie producer) I like to think of myself as a young Jodi Foster, except that I am a bug and not on the Coppertone bottle, but that’s beside the point. I plan on launching my career with SmartKnitKIDS, but I may stay there forever; I love socks.

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks are great. I know that you’re thinking I’m just a little, tiny bit biased, but they are good socks. They’re completely seamless. 100% totally seam-free and they gently hug your foot so you don’t have wrinkles or bunches in your sock. They’re great for kids who hate socks seams, have Sensory Processing Disorder or Autism. I love that about the socks; they help kids and that makes me smile. If you don’t believe me, that’s understandable so see what other Moms are saying.

I love my life as a spokesman. I think it would be dull otherwise. Talking to therapists, moms, and anyone else who will listen to my rantings is exciting and always changing. My life isn’t wholly about socks though. I spend much of my time with family and friends. I am also in the process of knitting the world’s biggest sock (ok, my life might be all about socks). I’ll keep everyone updated on its progression.

Well, I’m late for a photo shoot and have to ska-doodle, but I’ll be sure to find pictures of my giant sock!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1st Post Ever!

Before I begin to utterly and completely delve into the blog world, I want to introduce myself. I am green, I’m 4 feet tall, I weigh 75 pounds and I live in a mound of dirt. Now, I know that may sound strange and a little weird to some, but that’s who I am. I am an ant named Bugsley.

I am a protector, a guardian and a hero if I do say so myself. (I like to think I’m a hero anyway) I protect toes from icky seams and I guard feet from lumps and bumps. I like to think that I’m making people lives easier. I sound like I have a complex….but I do wish I could wear a cape.

My hobbies include knitting, digging, stealing food, smiling and dancing. I love to knit, especially socks. You’ll always see me with a pair of socks on my feet; my tootsies get cold. I also love to dance in my socks. It goes without saying that all my socks are seamless. I hate seams just as much as the next guy or ant.

My professional life is hectic. I am the face of SmartKnitKIDS. I must make sure all the socks going out with my picture on them really don’t have a seam and won’t cause lumps or bumps. (It’s my reputation, right?) That means I spend my hours between photo shoots and celebrity guest appearances inspecting socks. I guarantee that no sock leaves our headquarters uninspected. I don’t sleep much, but we ants don’t need much rest.

That’s me in a nutshell and there will be much more to come! Socks, sensitivities, autism, life, being and ant, and all the other exciting things that happen in my daily life! I look forward to wiggling my antennae with you and sharing lots of laughs and information!