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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Talk About Tuesday

Today I'm going to talk about all the crazy knitting projects I have going on at the moment. I have some I have to do, some I want to do, and some I need to get started.

Just in time for the Husker football team to be have its worst season ever, I'm making more ornaments! I've put one at my etsy shop and I'm going to have them on display at my craft fair booths. At least we've still got the volleyball team doing well! I'm planning on branching out and doing some other schools as well. I'll definitely do some OU and Purdue.

I'm also making some baby mitts (thumbless mittens) and socks. I'm having a hard time with the sizing because I don't remember how big (or little) baby hands and feet are. Got a baby (0-6 months)? Will you measure their hand for me? I need to know the length from wrist to tip of the middle finger. On the foot I just need to know the length from heel to toe. Thanks in advance! These will also be in my shop and at craft fairs.
I'm also working on the next Harry Potter scarf for my brother, Joe. He turns 11 next month and he wants a Ravenclaw scarf. My brother, Sam, turned 12 yesterday and his Hufflepuff scarf has been in the mail the past couple of days. Scarves are probably my least favorite thing to knit. Oh well.
I decided I needed a more portable item to knit. The Ravenclaw scarf is my portable right now because it is still small. But when I was still working on the Hufflepuff scarf, I needed to start some socks so I had something to knit at a training meeting I had to go to.

These socks are using a twisted stitch decorative rib and I'm using some Sophie's Toes sock yarn that I got from my Sockret Pal. They are going to be slow going because I really have no deadline for these. They are for me!
Here is a peek at some test knitting. This is my last test knitting project for a while. I can't go into detail at the moment but here is the sneak peek.
I have some other projects on the needle around the house but they are all officially hibernating until I can get a handle on all of these other projects. I'm also working on a ton of cards for my craft fair and my Nov 15th "grand opening" of my etsy shop.


  1. I am watching my friend's baby - here are the numbers:

    hand: 3 inches
    foot: 3.75 inches

  2. oh! I was going to let you know that the baby is 6 months old but still wearing 3 month clothing. So that might be a mid-range estimate for 0-6 mo.

    The mitts and booties are totally adorable! You are one super talented woman!

  3. Wow, you are busy. How on earth do you knit sweater ornaments? They are so tiny.

    I love your stitch markers. And you test knitting looks fun.

    I'm trying to find a good sock pattern to knit up for a man to wear. Any suggestions?

  4. Corrie-the sweaters are really just mini versions of big sweaters knit with DK weight yarn on size 2 dpns.

    I knit up some really knit ribbed socks (k3 p2) for Carl. I used a pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush.

  5. As always, even though I don't knit, I love looking at the things you can make! Great job!

  6. Husker fans aren't fareweather fans so I'm sure you'll still sell those ornaments! :) My husband and I were both born and raised in Nebraska but moved to Minnesota shortly after we were married. Our kids are big time Husker fans though - uniform and cheerleading outfits for every game! I do admit though that it's been painful to watch them this year.

    Anyway, enough of the football talk! :) All of your projects look gorgeous. I especially love the pink yarn that you are knitting up on the circulars!

  7. I'm intrigued by the pink thing with the charm on it. Hmmm....

    Looks like you're keeping busy and warm. What a great hobby.

  8. I'll buy OU ornaments. I was thinking that when I looked around your shop yesterday.

    Also, my comment verification looks like this "gjvtmfye" which sounds a lot like "giveittome." I thought it appropriate since I'm visiting your blog. ;>)


  9. Catherine--the charm is just a place marker. It won't actually be a part of what I'm knitting.

    Melessa- I'll get some ready for you soon!

  10. Christy, found your blog by way Lara's blog. Saw the mini Husker and was like, "Oh WOW!" Had to call hubby right over to check it out too. We live in Lincoln and it was just soo cool to actually "run into" someone online from around here somewheres. :)

    I also happen to have a one-month old handy, but at the moment, my tape measure has grown legs, so as soon as I find it, I'll give you some itty bitty measurements too.

    Anyhow, just wanted to also tell you that your knits look fantastic!

  11. I love the tiny sweater! I need to get started on a knitted blanket for this baby. What color should I make it? Maybe I'll go with green just to be safe.

  12. Wow, you've got a lot of projects going on. I can relate though, that's about what my scrap to do list looks like. Your work looks great!

  13. Janet8:44 PM

    Your project list is impressive, and I like the samples you pictured, especially the colors in your socks and the test knitting pattern. Good luck.

  14. My 1 1/2 week old has 3 inch feet and 2.5 inch hands. Good luck!

  15. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Hi, i recently took up knitting and im actually doing farely well! i love cheerleading and i would love to be able to make a cheerleading uniform for an avg sized teddy bear since it is so expensive to buy them at a build-a-bear workshop. any suggestions on how to get things started or where i could find a great pattern for this? thanks