Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hodge Podge

Hi Knitters,
I am lining up some yarn for a few projects today. Above is a fresh and spring-like pair of colors, Spud & Chloë Sweater in Pollen and Firefly, that will be whipped up into a new toy for an upcoming project for publication. I am nearing the deadline on this particular project so I really need to buckle down tight over the next few weeks. All other non-related projects have to take a backseat until I get things tied up and finished. Dig in and get things finished!!! That's my motto.
The Spud & Chloë Outer is going to be whipped up into a fun stocking hat that I have been planning for awhile. It will be an incredibly fast knit on size 15 needles. Bold, wide stripes will rule the roost! Look for this free pattern soon on Spud says! I will keep you posted.
The Collector is loving her new Slip Hat. It is a good hat to wear with curls I guess. It is soft and big enough not to crush your hairdo. I have no hairdo so crushing doesn't matter much.
Here is The Collector with her curls in the school spelling bee. We were proud. The boy in the green jacket seated behind her won.

Last week was incredibly busy and hectic. I felt like every day there was something or other going on. I am hoping for a quieter week ahead. How about you?
This is actually The Collector's new hat in the making. I tried it on because our heads are practically the exact same size with only 1/2 inch difference. She picked out the colors in Spud & Chloë Outer and she had some specific details she wanted. I later added earflaps, a fleece lining and some braided trim and ties. It is super, super cute. T.C. wore it the entire day yesterday and already has it on again this morning. It looks way different than in this photo and way cuter on T.C. I'll share more on this later with better photos of the finished project.

This is going to be another free pattern coming up on Spud says! I will keep you posted when I get it available. Again, it is so fast knit up on size 15 needles. We are talking about an hour or so for the hat.
Remember those marshmallow snowmen? This is the thank you note I got from T.C.'s class for sharing them with her class. Her teacher is adorable and creative. She has had all four of my kids and I am a lucky, lucky mom. The kids loved the snowman treat and I love that fact.

Okay, Barb Yerke may be the next cutest thing on my list. She fell in love with the movie Julie & Julia. She was inspired by Julie Powell's adoration for Julia Child and her cooking and blogging her way through Julia's cookbook. Barb is taking her own twist of an adventure and knitting her way through the Itty-Bitty books. Isn't that cute and wonderful? Please hop over and give Barb some love. Her brand-new blog is here: Knitting Thru the Itty-Bittys. She's off to a good start and I'll be cheering you on, Barb!

I posted a sweetheart of a little project for a Heart Tape Measure. It's a free pattern! Don't miss it. The Ravelry page for the tape measure is here.

I gotta scoot! We are going to the tooth fairy movie. Can't wait. I love Julie Andrews.
best, susie


Denise said...

Oh I love Barb's idea to knit along with your book. I watched that movie and loved it too. I'm now 'following' Barb's blog so I can see what she's doing :-)
Happy Sunday Susan.

Kekumukula said...

The Collector looks so cute in curls; did you curl her hair? Reminds me when my mom used to give me home perms back in the day. How brave of her to participate in the school spelling bee! And how sweet of her class's thank you snowman. Creative and nice!

Mrs. Vincent said...

I love Julie Andrews, too! Your daughter has beautiful curls. I have curly hair, too, and I sometimes hate wearing hats because they crush my curls and definitely instigate frizz. I love your ideas...recently checked out all the Itty Bitty books from the library and now I think I'm going to have to go buy them because there's no way I can make all the projects I found that I want to make in three weeks. :)

Britni :) said...

I love all the hats! I can't wait for the patterns! I am headed over to check out the Knitting Through the Itty Bitty's exciting for you! :)

barb, grammie, mimi said...

I am on pins and needles waiting to see the new toy pattern you are finishing. That is really my weakness, toys. Can't wait! Any hints as to what it is?
Thank you for mentioning my blog. I am having a blast knitting the Frogs from the pacifier clip. They are multiplying before my eyes.

peaknits said...

The hat for your daughter is gorgeous, I love it - and her curls - oh, they are precious! I just finished my Heart on a String hat - omg, in love.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Love the idea of knitting along to your book - what fun! (way more fun than cooking, in my opinion)

I love our orange sweater - one you made? Great color!

Kar said...

I absolutely love the colors in the Sweater and Outer line. I'm going to have to break down and get some!

How cute is TC with her curls! Fits her well.

Can't wait to see what comes out of the Pollen and Firefly.


Sara in WI said...

That was like a newsletter but better! There is so much in this post that I like that I'm speechless! Forward!

Alana said...

I look the idea of the Knitting through the itty bittys blog! What a fab idea!

I love your Itty Bitty Toys book so much, I would someday like to knit everything in it!

Im thinking about whipping up 1 or 2 for this years Ravelympics! Well see!


Ólöf said...

I would love to knit through your books but I have no little girl to make the little girl knits for. I have a little boy and I'm pregnant again with a little boy. I'm making the circles stroller jacket, mitts and blanket even though I made some adjustments to the jacket because I didn't want to sew it all together so I knit it in one piece which made it a really quick fun knit. will be making it in 2 different colors for this baby. Still have to add the zipper and fleece in the jacket. Need to get going on that since I'm 39 weeks pregnant and 3 days. hahahah. Thank you again for your great patterns.

barb, grammie, mimi said...

WOW! I just noticed the fabric in the photo with your daughter. I LOVE IT! The theme in the play area for my grandchildren is "The Little Red Hen". Any clues where I can get some?

Alisa said...

I love that yarn! LOVE IT!

coffeechris said...

TC w/curls looks so cute. Go Barb go, I think the idea of knitting through your books is awesome. I myself have thought I would like to do the same. BTW you have great discipline to pack up your sewing things as to not be tempted. So much sewing and knitting greatness and so little time to fulfill it all! Valentine's Day Knitting in full swing here, thanks to your patterns *heart*.

Anonymous said...

Did I miss the pattern for The Collector's hat? It is so cute I would love to make it. I keep looking at the Spud/Chloe blog and I haven't seen it, am I looking in the wrong spot?