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Archive for December 11th, 2011

Eensy-Beensy Socklets!

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The fun is taking over here at Casa de ColorJoy. Eensy Beensy Socklets are so fun I can’t seem to stop. Fortunately for me, friends and students are joining with me for the fun!

Above is a string of socks in yarn weights from Magnum (appx 2-3 sts/inch), bulky, Aran, worsted, DK, handpaint sock, commercial fingering, laceweight. The finished socks range from about 4″ (10cm) to 3/4″ (20cm) tall. They are all knit with the same pattern. All have a circumference of 8 stitches. The yarn is the only thing changing their size.

Here are some things I did with the socklets:

I’ve taught 3 classes in the last 2 weeks, on how to make these socklets. One woman made them for her daughter’s birthday, since the daughter is fond of miniatures. One woman was making little decorative socks in Christmas red, in every size of yarn she could find in that color.

And one… my 11 year old knitter… well, she can be proud of herself. She finished her first full-sized sock this week (toe up with afterthought heels). I’ll get a photo of those for you when she finishes the second sock.

She’s also knitting a wonderful leaf-patterned hat in the round, from a graph/chart. It’s only her 2nd hat.She’s a quick learner.

And she knit an Eeensy-Beensy socklet in worsted weight yarn. She was interested in figuring out the structure of top-down socks. and thought these socks would fun nice gifts (and good holiday travel knitting) as well. Since these follow the same structure (althoug abbreviated) of a heel flap sock with turn, she got a taste of the structure while having some fun.

Look at her work! Remember, this young lady is only 11 years old and has not been knitting very long. She’s just wonderful to work with.

Sale Today Only

Sunday/Today, I’m selling some of these earrings at Rae’s Yarn Boutique in Lansing, Michigan. I’ll be there noon to 5. The price on the earrings I showed above is $24. There will also be a few other specialty items such as extra-tiny laceweight socklet earrings, and the necklace you also see above.

While the sale is on, Rae is also offering a 25% off sale on all of my patterns in her stock. They do accept sale orders over the phone. the number is 517/336-YARN.

After the sale at Rae’s shop is over, TheĀ  jewelry will go up on my ColorJoy Etsy shop for sale.

Tiny things can bring such joy. I don’t know what it is, but showing folks my super-tiny socklets really makes them smile. I think that’s all the reason they need for being.